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Meaning of appliance

ap•pli•ance

Pronunciation: (u-plī'uns), [key]
— n., v., -anced, -anc•ing.
—n.
  1. an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
  2. a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, esp. for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
  3. the act of applying; application.
  4. a measure; stratagem.
  5. compliance.
—v.t.
  1. to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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