Definition of appliance
- an orthodontic appliance
All household appliances are now on sale.
since the invention of the cork, all manner of appliances have been invented for the extraction of these sometimes troublesome stoppers
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: a machine (such as a stove, microwave, or dishwasher) that is powered by electricity and that is used in people's houses to perform a particular job
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