What is gadget

on Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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A gadget or gizmo is a device that has a useful specific purpose and function.For example Apple iPod is the popular gadget. Gadgets tend to be more unusual or cleverly designed than normal technology. In some circles the distinction between a gadget and a gizmo is that a gizmo has moving parts, whereas a gadget need not have them. For example, a nifty digital watch would be a gadget, while an analog watch would be a gizmo.
In contrast, a device of clever design that has no practical purpose is called a novelty item.
The etymology of the word gadget is disputed. Some sources say it was "invented" when Gaget, Gauthier & Cie, the company behind the casting of the Statue of Liberty, made a small-scale version of the monument and named it after their firm. Other sources cite a derivation from sailors' terminology; the French g√Ęchette which has been applied to various pieces of a firing mechanism; the French engager, to engage one thing with another, or even a diminutive of the Scottish engineering jargon gadge, a form of measuring device. The spring-clip used to hold the base of a vessel during glass-making is also known as a gadget.
The first atomic bomb was nicknamed the gadget by the scientists of the Manhattan Project, tested at the Trinity site.
In fiction, gadgets are best known in popular spy films, especially in the James Bond series (See List of James Bond gadgets. Superheroes, especially ones like Batman and Iron Man whose premise revolves around equipment, have numerous gadgets themselves. There is a cartoon character, Inspector Gadget, whose super powers come from an assortment of gadgets. Also, one of the main characters of the Disney cartoon show Chip n' Dale's Rescue Rangers, Gadget Hackwrench, possess an innate ability to create tools and other technology out of trash and junk

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