Gadget vs. Widget

Gadget vs. Widget — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Gadget and Widget

Gadgetnoun

A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.

Widgetnoun

A small mechanical device or control; a gadget.

Gadgetnoun

(obsolete) A thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey.

Widgetnoun

An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article.

Gadgetnoun

Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.

He bought a neat new gadget for shredding potatoes.That's quite a lot of gadgets you have collected. Do you use any of them?

Widgetnoun

An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.

Gadgetnoun

(slang) Any consumer electronics product.

Widgetnoun

A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.

Gadgetnoun

(computing) A sequence of machine code instructions crafted as part of an exploit that attempts to divert execution to a memory location chosen by the attacker.

Widgetnoun

A placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product.

Suppose we have a widget factory that produces 100 units per year...

Gadgetnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job

Widgetnoun

(computing) Portable code that can be easily installed and executed by an end user.

Widgetnoun

A floating device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened.

Widgetnoun

A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces.

Widgetnoun

Any one of the components of a computer application's graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.

Widgetnoun

a device that is very useful for a particular job