appliance appliance  /ə ˈplaɪ əns/


  1. (n) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
  2. (n) durable goods for home or office use


  1. On sale soon: wireless networking devices like Intel's AnyPoint that will help link home PCs and Web appliances.
  2. PC makers are responding to the flood of information appliances by introducing a new breed of personal computer.
  3. Unused appliances, like cell-phone chargers and coffeemakers, that quietly suck up electricity when left plugged into sockets.


  1. National Appliance Service Selected For "Best Of Marin"

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the March,2013 issue of Pacific Sun published by Luxembourg West Inc. National Appliance Service was selected for the following honor: "Best Of Marin"(Photo: spokesperson from National Appliance Service commented on the recognition ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. sTec Solid-State Storage Appliance to Be Showcased at SIFMA Tech 2013 Conference in New York City

    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced it will showcase the recently introduced sTec(R) s3000 solid-state storage appliance ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Research and Markets: China Household Non-Electrical Appliance Manufacturing Industry, 2013-2017 Forecasts

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Household Non-Electrical Appliance Manufacturing I
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I would say the appliance process [selling the appliance unit] is still very early on : so much still has to be decided in that area, and whether LG, Haier or Electrolux or others participate, that still remains to be seen," Mr. Immelt said...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Jeffrey Immelt Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "I think they did a great favor because they drove attention to the converged appliance space," RIM Co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie said. "IPhone is launching in one carrier in one country. We're in about 100 countries and have 300 carriers....
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Jim Balsillie Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "By combining GE's dedication to innovation with federal investment from the Recovery Act, more than 800 new jobs have been created for Louisville workers and a new era of American manufacturing is under way at Appliance Park," he said.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: John Yarmuth Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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