appliance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English appliance.

Noun[edit]

appliance m (plural appliances)

  1. appliance