appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget(noun)
a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
a thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey
any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.
Origin: . First used in print by Robert Brown in 1886 (see quote in definition section). Might come from gâchette or gagée.
A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.
The numerical value of gadget in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of gadget in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our pregnancy success rate increased by 20 percent after we started using this gadget, in the past, we had to use huge, expensive microscopes and physically count each sperm one-by-one.
I'm not Inspector Gadget, i don't believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I'm not in the job of having evidence; that's what investigations are for.
We didn't want Aerodrums to be a fad. We didn't want it to be the gadget of the year and then it's forgotten, we wanted it to be a proper musical instrument that is introducing air drumming as a legitimate way to drum and keeps going, keeps improving until it's fine to air drum live, it's fine to record using air drums because it's a real musical instrument.
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- Gadget, ApparatGerman
- μηχάνημα, γκάτζετGreek
- laite, härveli, härpätin, hilavitkutin, vekotin, värkki, vehjeFinnish
- engenhoca, apetrechoPortuguese
- устройство, гаджетRussian
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