Widget (economics)

Widget (economics)

A widget is a placeholder name for an object or, more specifically, a mechanical or other manufactured device.


"Widget" is frequently used in texts and speech, especially in the context of economics, to indicate a hypothetical "any-product." Companies in such texts will frequently be given names such as "ABC Widgets" or "Acme Widget Corp." to indicate that the particular business of the hypothetical company is not relevant to the topic of discussion (e.g. ).

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