devising devising  /dɪ ˈvaɪ zɪŋ/


  • (n) the act that results in something coming to be



  1. Al-Sadr proved a quick study, devising a new approach to his goal of becoming the leader of Iraq's Shi'ite community.
  2. Instead of devising ways to treat illnesses, scientists conduct genetic manipulations that could eliminate problems entirely.
  3. He thinks that the scientists daily performing molecular magic should get busy devising something better than soap.


  1. Hospitals hopeful expansions will attract more doctors

    Hospital officials in the Capital City are devising plans to attract physicians to their hospitals in the wake of a projected shortage of doctors.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  2. Project Citizen designs showcase Digger pride

    LEAD — This year, Project Citizen kids in Mary Caropino’s seventh-grade classes chose to focus on all things Digger when devising community improvement endeavors.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Black Hills Pioneer

  3. Former Summit High School coach, assistant face charges after alleged play to throw ball at student

    FRANKLIN — A former Williamson County Schools basketball coach and her assistant are facing assault charges for devising a play that would enable a team player to throw the ball in the face of a student spectator and make it look like an accident.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times


  1. "It reflects our continuing effort to hold drug companies accountable for devising pricing schemes that deliberately seek to deny federal health care programs the same lower prices for drugs that are available to other commercial customers,"...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: AFP

  2. "There is an increase in contractors devising schemes to hide the violations," said New York Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith. "It shows the need for really aggressive enforcement."
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Patricia Smith Source:

  3. "We have various options," McCain said in an interview with CNN. "The Nuremberg Trials are certainly an example of the kind of tribunal that we could move forward with. I don't think we'd have any difficulty in devising an international --...
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source:

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