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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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Open Competition: Supply Of Prosthetic Appliances And Semi-Finished Products For Orthopedic Products In 2016
This offers a grant up to $1,500 to provide recovering families with a jump-start toward the road to recovery: for transportation, temporary shelter and food, modifications for accessibility, prosthetic appliances, and medical supplies.
All requests for prosthetic appliances and services to a VA medical center (VAMC) are referred to its prosthetic services for action and disposition.
Veterans eligible for shoe services are those who require prosthetic appliances for a service-connected disability, any veteran of the Mexican Border period or World War I, and any former prisoner of war.
However, annual applications are necessary for military retirees not on the compensation rolls and for persons wearing or using prosthetic appliances on a temporary basis.