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Appliance Ap*pli"ance, n. 1. The act of applying; application. [1913 Webster]

2. subservience; compliance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A thing applied or used as a means to an end; an apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a mechanical appliance; a machine with its appliances. [1913 Webster]

4. Specifically: An apparatus or device, usually powered electrically, used in homes to perform domestic functions. An appliance is often categorized as a major appliance or a minor appliance by its cost. Common major appliances are the {refrigerator}, {washing machine}, {clothes drier}, {oven}, and {dishwasher}. Some minor appliances are a {toaster}, {vacuum cleaner} or {microwave oven}. [PJC]


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