ap·pli·ance /əˈplaɪən(t)s/ 名詞
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.
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