• (noun): An inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase 'left to your own devices'.
    Example: "Eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"

Some articles on devices, device:

Discovery - Devices
... Roomba Discovery, a robotic vacuuming device Discovery (synth), a VSTi software synthesizer by discoDSP ...
... The KG-84A and KG-84C are encryption devices developed by the U.S ... The KG-84C is a Dedicated Loop Encryption Device (DLED), and both devices are General-Purpose Telegraph Encryption Equipment (GPTEE) ... The KG-84A and KG-84C are devices that operate in simplex, half-duplex, or full-duplex modes ...
Eagle Electric
... Eagle Electric Manufacturing Company, founded 1920, was a maker of electrical devices, switches and circuit units based in Long Island City, New York, in the borough of Queens. 2000, it was purchased by Cooper Industries to form Cooper Wiring Devices, Inc ... Cooper Wiring Devices is now based in Peachtree City, Georgia ...
Input Device - Further Reading
... A review of human performance and preferences with different input devices to computer systems ... ISBN 0-521-36553-8 Basic computer components Input devices Keyboard Image scanner Microphone Pointing device Graphics tablet Joystick Light pen Mouse Pointing stick Touchpad Touchscreen Trackball Webcam Softcam ...
Lemon Battery - Use in School Projects
... lemon cells can be connected in series to power an LED (see illustration) or other devices ... The series connection increases the voltage available to devices ... Swartling and Morgan have published a list of low-voltage devices along with the corresponding number of lemon cells that were needed to power them ...

Famous quotes containing the word devices:

    So that with much ado I was corrupted, and made to learn the dirty devices of this world.
    Which now I unlearn, and become, as it were, a little child again that I may enter into the Kingdom of God.
    Thomas Traherne (1636–1674)

    There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
    —H.G. (Herbert George)

    Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
    Jean Arp (1887–1948)