22 / 12 / 2009

GADGET: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. 

Today's word is: gadget

Meaning: a small tool or device that does something useful.  

Example 1
Every Christmas millions of people receive electronic gadgets as gifts.

Following is an example that I took from a news story on the BBC: (

Example 2:
Some dwellings have installed an inverter, a gadget to transform a 12 volt output into 220 volts - ideal for domestic appliances.

Another similar word (synonym) is gizmo.

Example 3:
By next Christmas, there will be some great new gizmo that everyone will want to use.

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