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appliance Line breaks: ap¦pli|ance
Pronunciation: /əˈplʌɪəns/

Definition of appliance in English:


1A device or piece of equipment designed to perform a specific task: 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.
2 (also fire appliance) British A fire engine: three fire appliances were rushed to the scene one appliance attended the fire
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  • As smoke started billowing from the roof, five appliances arrived.
  • The locak fire station is due to receive the appliance early next month.
  • If there is a property fire it requires a minimum of two appliances.
3 [mass noun] British 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.
application, use, exercise, employment, implementation, administration, utilization, practice, applying, discharge, exertion, execution, prosecution, enactment, carrying out, accomplishment, putting into operation/practice
formal praxis

Words that rhyme with appliance

alliance, compliance, defiance, misalliance, neuroscience, reliance, science

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