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Etymology

From the English apply.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
appliance

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  1. The act of applying; application.
  2. An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
  3. Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
  4. An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
  5. (obsolete) compliance

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References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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