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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gadget mean? 

GADGET (noun)
  The noun GADGET has 1 sense:

1. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

  Familiarity information: GADGET used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GADGET (noun)

Sense 1gadget [BACK TO TOP]


A device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


appliance; contraption; contrivance; gadget; gismo; gizmo; widget; convenience

Hypernyms ("gadget" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gadget"):

gadgetry (appliances collectively)

gimbal (an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips)

injector (a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.))

mod con (modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house)

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