gadgetry


gadgetry
[[t]gæ̱ʤɪtri[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: oft adj N
Gadgetry is small machines or devices which do something useful.

In the days before domestic gadgetry and time-saving appliances, food preparation took up most of the day.

...a passion for the latest electronic gadgetry.


English dictionary. 2008.

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