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Gadget vs. Widget

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Gadgetnoun

(obsolete) A thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey.

Widgetnoun

A placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product.

‘Suppose we have a widget factory that produces 100 units per year...’;

Gadgetnoun

Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.

‘He bought a neat new gadget for shredding potatoes.’; ‘That's quite a lot of gadgets you have collected. Do you use any of them?’;

Widgetnoun

(computing) Portable code that can be easily installed and executed by an end user.

Gadgetnoun

(slang) Any consumer electronics product.

Widgetnoun

A floating device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened.

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Gadgetnoun

(computing) A sequence of machine code instructions crafted as part of an exploit that attempts to divert execution to a memory location chosen by the attacker.

Widgetnoun

A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces.

Gadgetnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

Widgetnoun

Any one of the components of a computer application's graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.

Gadgetnoun

a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one

‘a variety of kitchen gadgets’;

Widgetnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

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Gadget

A gadget is a mechanical device or any ingenious article. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.

Widgetnoun

a small gadget or mechanical device.

Widgetnoun

(in some beer cans) a plastic device which introduces nitrogen into the beer, giving it a creamy head.

Widgetnoun

an application, or a component of an interface, that enables a user to perform a function or access a service.

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