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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appliance  \Ap*pli"ance\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  applying;  application;  [Obs.]  subservience. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appliance 
  n  1:  a  device  that  very  useful  for  a  particular  job  [syn:  {contraption}, 
  {contrivance},  {convenience},  {gadget},  {gizmo},  {widget}] 
  2:  durable  goods  for  home  or  office  use 




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