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appliance

1. any piece of equipment having a specific function
2. a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
3. another name for a fire engine

appliance

[ə′plī·əns]
(engineering)
A piece of equipment that draws electric or other energy and produces a desired work-saving or other result, such as an electric heater, a radio, or an electronic range.

appliance, appliance equipment

Any device (other than industrial) which utilizes gas or electricity as a fuel to produce air-conditioning, heat, light, refrigeration, or to perform one or more functions such as dishwashing; usually built in a standard size or type and installed or connected as a unit.

appliance

A stand-alone hardware device or software environment dedicated to a specific task. See hardware appliance and software appliance.
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Product coverage: large kitchen appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, home laundry appliances, cooking appliances, microwaves) and small electrical appliances (microwaves, food preparation appliances, small cooking appliances, vacuum cleaners, irons, hair care appliances, shavers, oral hygiene appliances, heating and cooling appliances)