verb (used with object), devised, devising.
to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas:
to devise a method.
Law. to assign or transmit (property) by will.
Archaic. to imagine; suppose.
verb (used without object), devised, devising.
to form a plan; contrive.
the act of disposing of property, especially real property, by will.
a will or clause in a will disposing of property, especially real property.
the property so disposed of.
to work out, contrive, or plan (something) in one’s mind
(transitive) (law) to dispose of (property, esp real property) by will
(transitive) (obsolete) to imagine or guess
a disposition of property by will
the property so transmitted Compare bequeath (sense 1)
a will or clause in a will disposing of real property Compare bequest (sense 2)
[self-di-voh-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈvoʊ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science. 2. devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice: Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.
noun 1. the act of clearing. 2. the distance between two objects; an amount of clear space: The bridge allowed a clearance of 37 feet at mean high water. 3. a formal authorization permitting access to classified information, documents, etc. 4. Also called clearance sale. the disposal of merchandise at reduced prices to make room […]
[self-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/ noun, plural self-diagnoses [self-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. the diagnosis of one’s own malady or illness. 2. the capability of an electronic system to detect and analyze an error or malfunction within itself. self-diagnosis n. Diagnosis of one’s own illness or disease without professional medical consultation.
[dif-uh-ren-shee-eyt] /ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), differentiated, differentiating. 1. to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish. 2. to change; alter. 3. to perceive the difference in or between. 4. to make different by modification, as a biological species. 5. Mathematics. to obtain the differential or the derivative of. verb (used […]