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  1. gimmicks

    A gimmick is a novel device or idea designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with little intrinsic value. When applied to retail marketing, it is a unique or quirky feature designed to make a product or service "stand out" from its competitors. Product gimmicks are sometimes considered mere novelties, and tangential to the product's functioning. Gimmicks are occasionally viewed negatively, but some seemingly trivial gimmicks of the past have evolved into useful, permanent features. The term is also sometimes used to describe unusual features or playstyles in video games, usually if they are unnecessary or obnoxious.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gimmicks in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gimmicks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of gimmicks in a Sentence

  1. Senate Republican:

    What I'd like for our budgeting process to do is to rid itself of a lot of the gimmicks that have been used in the past that actually spend a lot more money than people think we're spending.

  2. Eliam Huang:

    Yes, you can call them gimmicks, but Chinese tech companies can be very responsive and versatile.

  3. Maya MacGuineas:

    The entire process has become one of missed deadlines, make-believe budgets filled with gimmicks and magic asterisks.

  4. Democratic Senator:

    Every year our Commonwealth borrows money and uses accounting gimmicks to meet our obligations, digging us deeper and deeper into a hole, we need new sustainable revenue just to keep the lights on and avoid yet another credit downgrade.

  5. Greg Leiserson:

    Particularly for a bill like this, large timing gimmicks, like the sunset, become really important.

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