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appliance

[ uh-plahy-uhns ]
/ 蓹藞pla瑟 蓹ns /
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noun
an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, especially for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
the act of applying; application.
Archaic. a measure; stratagem.
Obsolete. compliance.
verb (used with object), ap路pli路anced, ap路pli路anc路ing.
to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.
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Origin of appliance

First recorded in 1555鈥65; apply + -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM appliance

re路ap路pli路ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appliance

appliance
/ (蓹藞pla瑟蓹ns) /

noun
a machine or device, esp an electrical one used domestically
any piece of equipment having a specific function
a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
another name for a fire engine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for appliance

appliance
[ 蓹-pl墨蓹ns ]

n.
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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