Definition of appliance in English:


Syllabification: ap·pli·ance
Pronunciation: /əˈplīəns


  • 1A device or piece of equipment designed to perform a specific task, typically a domestic one: electrical and gas appliances
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    • In its simplest form, it is a data delivery appliance designed specifically for performance, low cost of ownership, and reliability.
    • All projects used a major wood heating appliance with integrated domestic water heating.
    • In the comments he compares the pleasure he gets from working his will on a recalcitrant domestic appliance to the triumph a caveman felt when slaying a mastodon.
  • 1.1An apparatus fitted by a surgeon or a dentist for corrective or therapeutic purpose.
  • 2British The action or process of bringing something into operation: the appliance of science could increase crop yields
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    • He was particularly animated about the need for less process and more appliance of the code according to relationships, dialogue and trust between the board and its investors.
    • It is about the personal appliance of science,’ says the Operations Director.
    • Eventually, a laboratory will be added to the four spacious studios, bringing the appliance of science to the analysis of paintings.

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