Define: Widget

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Definition: Widget

Quick Summary of Widget

A generic term given for a manufactured good.

What is the dictionary definition of Widget?

Dictionary Definition

Widget (economics), a placeholder name for an abstract unit of production, such as manufactured device or other product


Full Definition of Widget

In an economic context; a widget is a generic term used for a manufactured good.


Synonyms For Widget

gizmo, contraption, gadget, thingamajig, doodad

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Widget. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 09, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Widget. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 09, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Widget. Retrieved April 09, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Widget are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January, 2020