• WordNet 3.6
    • n gadget a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
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  • Francis Picabia
    “A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.”


In literature:

He speaks brilliantly, composes poetry, even invents little gadgets.
"When I Grow Up" by Richard E. Lowe
For we are assuredly going down that far in the Professor's gadget.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
But the ornamental gadget at its top was not commonplace.
"Lighter Than You Think" by Nelson Bond
Come on, Mercer, and bring your thought gadget!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
He lifted a hand for silence: then his fingers leaped among the gadgets on the table.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He also saw that there were no hooks or other gadgets.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
A greenish glow came from the housing that surrounded the Q-shaped gadget.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
All them music gadgets was homemade.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Speak into a gadget here and have your voice come out at the far end of the wire?
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
I've got some news for you concerning that top-secret gadget you told us about.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
But what's this gadget?
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
We've some technical gadgets you haven't happened on yet.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Our diving too close to their gadget creates false sounds, especially our bubbles.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Ladies, how good are your teleprobe gadgets against an Ihelian screen?
"The Women-Stealers of Thrayx" by Fox B. Holden
The air frame and propulsion people can keep on, because they don't use the gadgets.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
This gadget on the door-casing surprised me.
"The House from Nowhere" by Arthur G. Stangland
You've got your gadgets.
"Evil Out of Onzar" by Mark Ganes
That gadget of his isn't working right!
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
But he did adjust something on one of his gadgets.
"A Feast of Demons" by William Morrison
You know how sensitive those gadgets are.
"To Choke an Ocean" by Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone

In poetry:

"I liked queer gadgets
And secret shelves,
And helping nations
To rule themselves.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
The automobile, the aeroplane,
Are useful gadgets, but profane:
The enginry of which I dream
Is moved by water or by steam.
"Doggerel" by W H Auden

In news:

Rather than serving as an inspiration for innovation, Newitz argues that science fiction serves as a a cultural primer — preparing us for a life with new gadgets and moral arguments.
This is Joshua Silver, and while those glasses he's wearing might make him look like someone you wouldn't want near your children, they are in fact a cheap gadget which could change the developing world.
The process is more than a typical weekly cleaning as it involves sorting drawers full of gadgets and gizmos and peering under beds with flashlights.
The experiment went fine, and she could see and function in the augmented reality the gadget presented.
Gadget lovers and Star Wars fans REJOICE.
Christopher Jay Scudder loved his gadgets.
Gadget Freak Case #220: Power Lock With a Secret Code .
William Grill has a workbench covered with electronic gadgets and power tools.
From security to housework to entertainment systems, one tech-savvy family has gadgets for nearly every aspect of home life.
The choices available to you, in food, clothing, gadgets, travel, education, and entertainment, are almost without limit, and you love to shop, especially at this time of year.
It's a gadget that hooks up to your regular old TV but plays movies that look and sound like nothing you've seen or heard before.
23 AM EST, Fri December 9, 2011 Filed under: Gaming and Gadgets.
Most Useless Kitchen Gadget Yet.
Whenever I complain about a ridiculously specialized kitchen gadget, there is always at least one comment claiming that someone, somewhere, will find it useful.
ONE of the many paradoxes of modern technology is that gadgets meant to connect us also end up isolating us.

In science:

If U ⊂ B is an open set then restriction to inverse images of U gives a map from manifold gadgets over B to ones over U .
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Williamson, Gadgets, approximation, and linear programming, SIAM J.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
To run the resimulations, the parallel dissipationless tree-code GADGET (Springel, Yoshida & White 2001) has been used.
The scaling relations of galaxy clusters and their dark matter halos
Gadget computes gravitational forces with a hierarchical tree algorithm and represents fluids by means of SPH.
Dynamical Friction on Star Clusters near the Galactic Center
The simulations were carried out with the publicly available parallel N-body code GADGET (Springel, Yoshida & White 2001).
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies
We have used the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code GADGET-2 to simulate the formation of an elliptical galaxy in a group-size cosmological dark matter halo with mass Mhalo ≃ 3 × 1012h−1M⊙ at z = 0.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
We have used the GADGET-2 SPH code (Springel 2005) to integrate the equations of motions for the dark matter and the baryons.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Our initial conditions have been evolved to z ∼ 0 with an updated version of the parallel TreePM-SPH hybrid code GADGET-2 (Springel et al. 2001).
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
We have used cosmological hydrodynamic simulations with the SPH code GADGET-2 to study the formation of the central galaxy in a halo with a final mass of Mhalo ≃ 3 × 1012 h−1M⊙ at z = 0.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Springel for providing the GADGET-2 code used for this study.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
The left panel shows the results from the SPH GADGET simulations by Borgani et al. (2004).
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
Kay et al. also used SPH simulations based on the GADGET code, but with a different feedback scheme.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
Fig. 12 Left panel: the profile of reduced entropy, S/T , for a series of SPH GADGET runs of one cluster and three groups, including cooling, star formation and feedback from galactic winds.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
Simulation II was run using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics code GADGET-2 (Springel 2005), assuming the standard star-formation prescription of Springel et al. (2003), but without stellar feedback.
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
The simulations were run with the GADGET-3 code (based on Springel 2005), which employs an entropy-conserving formulation of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH).
Simulations of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters and groups: impact on gas fractions and the Lx-T scaling relation