Pronunciation: (u-plī'uns), [key]
—n., v., -anced, -anc•ing.
1. an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
2. a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, esp. for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
3. the act of applying; application.
4. Archaic.a measure; stratagem.
to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.
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