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Widget

A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics.
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The widget will also display blood bank samples that are not yet completed.
But I found that you can use some of the widgets that are already developed by writing a minimal amount of JavaScript.
Features of the widgets will include watching videos, tracking stocks and sports teams, interacting with other users and accessing news and information.
Miller suggests that the key to understanding customers is to define them as the end-users of the widgets that are being produced.
Freewebs, has been a trail blazer in running successful widget marketing and advertising campaigns in 2007, reinforcing what some industry experts have referred to as the 'year of the widget' in advertising.
.kon--This XML file is the main Konfabulator file that normally contains the embedded primary JavaScript code for the Widget, including preferences, display positioning and so forth.
Companies and individual users are not in the position of having to buy their own license of the widget enabling program, they just get the gadget."
As we gazed, the Widget actually stopped its incessant ticking and sat perfectly still.
As is often the case, Company X has conceived of the new invention prior to requesting any government funding; the inventors have even gone so far as to prepare schematics of the widget, though no actual widget has yet been built.
"Why is the Widget Corporation doubling its profits each year?" "How did the Widget Corporation turn one lowly product into a highly profitable line of products and services?"
The widget scooped a Queen's Award for Technological Achievement in 1991 and there are now more than 100million made every year.
The widget surged ahead of the web, email and mobile phones in the joint poll by website T3.co.uk and Wilkinson Sword.