appliance: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-pl?'uns), [key]
? n., v., -anced, -anc•ing.
  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.
  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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