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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pli·ance /əˈplaɪən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·pli·ance /əˈplaɪən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pli·ance n.
 1. The act of applying; application.
 2. subservience; compliance. [Obs.]
 3. A 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) 2.0

      n 1: a device that is very useful for a particular job [syn: contraption,
            contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo,
      2: durable goods for home or office use