Meaning of widget

widg•et

Pronunciation: (wij'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a small mechanical device, as a knob or switch, esp. one whose name is not known or cannot be recalled; gadget: a row of widgets on the instrument panel.
  2. something considered typical or representative, as of a manufacturer's products: the widgets coming off the assembly line.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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