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"appliance" in British English

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appliancenoun [C]

uk   /əˈplaɪ.əns/ us   /əˈplaɪ.əns/
(Definition of appliance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appliance" in American English

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appliancenoun [C]

us   /əˈplɑɪ·əns/
a device, machine, or piece of equipment, esp. an electrical one that is used in the home, such as a refrigerator or washing machine: electrical/home/household/kitchen appliances
(Definition of appliance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"appliance" in Business English

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appliancenoun [C]

uk   /əˈplaɪəns/ us  
a device, machine, or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one that is used in the house, such as a cooker or washing machine: There should be incentives for installing energy-efficient appliances. domestic/kitchen/household appliances an appliance company/retailer/maker
(Definition of appliance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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