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An example use of device in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… or almost any any device you already are …”
Device is a tool or machine that is used to achieve a particular goal.
the word device occurs in english on average 27.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that device can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;