Pronunciation: (wij'it), [key]
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.