device vs devise :

device or devise

“Device” is a noun. A can-opener is a device. “Devise” is a verb. Youcan devise a plan for opening a can with a sharp rock instead. Only inlaw is “devise” properly used as a noun, meaning something deeded in awill.

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Definitions

  • n  an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    a device intended to conserve water
  • n  something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  • n  any clever maneuver
    he would stoop to any device to win a point
  • n  any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
  • n  an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
    he was recognized by the device on his shield

  • n  a will disposing of real property
  • n  (law) a gift of real property by will
  • v  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  • v  arrange by systematic planning and united effort
    devise a plan to take over the director's office
  • v  give by will, especially real property
News & Articles

  • Medical device startup raises $13.1 million
    Medical device startup NeuroTronik, which was spun out of a Chapel Hill business accelerator just 11 months ago, has raised its first round of outside funding: $13.1 million that is earmarked for continued development of a system to treat heart failure.
    June 13, 2013 - The News & Observer
  • Medical-Device Makers Urged by FDA to Boost Cybersecurity
    Hospitals and medical-device makers are being urged by the U.S. government to boost safeguards against computer hackers and malware that can disrupt the use of life-saving technology.
    June 13, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Medical device startup raises $13.1 million
    Medical device startup NeuroTronik, which was spun out of a Chapel Hill business accelerator just 11 months ago, has raised its first round of outside funding: $13.1 million that is earmarked for continued development of a system to treat heart failure.
    June 13, 2013 - The News & Observer