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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈplaɪəns/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪəns

NounEdit

appliance (countable and uncountable, plural appliances)

  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, a piece of equipment to adapt another tool or machine to a specific purpose
  5. (obsolete) Compliance.
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TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English appliance.

NounEdit

appliance m (plural appliances)

  1. appliance