Appliance Definition

ə-plīəns
appliances
noun
appliances
A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use.
A store that sells the newest kitchen appliances.
American Heritage
A device or machine for performing a specific task.
Stoves, irons, etc. are household appliances.
Webster's New World
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
American Heritage Medicine
The definition of an appliance is a piece of machinery that is used to perform a task.
Some examples of appliances include coffee makers, washing machines, and refrigerators.
YourDictionary

The act of applying; application.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Appliance

Noun

Singular:
appliance
Plural:
appliances

Origin of Appliance

  • Recorded since the 1560s. From the English apply + -ance.

    From Wiktionary

  • From apply

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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