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English definition of “appliance”

appliance

noun [C]     /əˈplaɪ.əns/
C1 a device, machine, or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one that is used in the house, such as a cooker or washing machine: electric/domestic/household appliancesMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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