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Synonyms for appliance
əˈplaɪ ənsap·pli·ance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appliance

    A tool is something that is both contrived and used for extending the force of an intelligent agent to something that is to be operated upon. Those things by which pacific and industrial operations are performed are alone properly called tools, those designed for warlike purposes being designated weapons. An instrument is anything through which power is applied and a result produced; in general usage, the word is of considerably wider meaning than tool; as, a piano is a musical instrument. Instrument is the word usually applied to tools used in scientific pursuits; as, we speak of a surgeon's or an optician's instruments. An implement is a mechanical agency considered with reference to some specific purpose to which it is adapted; as, an agricultural implement; implements of war. Implement is a less technical and artificial term than tool. The paw of a tiger might be termed a terrible implement, but not a tool. A utensil is that which may be used for some special purpose; the word is especially applied to articles used for domestic or agricultural purposes; as, kitchen utensils; farming utensils. An appliance is that which is or may be applied to the accomplishment of a result, either independently or as subordinate to something more extensive or important; every mechanical tool is an appliance, but not every appliance is a tool; the traces of a harness are appliances for traction, but they are not tools. Mechanism is a word of wide meaning, denoting any combination of mechanical devices for united action. A machine in the most general sense is any mechanical instrument for the conversion of motion; in this sense a lever is a machine; but in more commonly accepted usage a machine is distinguished from a tool by its complexity, and by the combination and coordination of powers and movements for the production of a result. A chisel by itself is a tool; when it is set so as to be operated by a crank and pitman, the entire mechanism is called a machine; as, a mortising-machine. An apparatus may be a machine, but the word is commonly used for a collection of distinct articles to be used in connection or combination for a certain purpose — a mechanical equipment; as, the apparatus of a gymnasium; especially, for a collection of appliances for some scientific purpose; as, a chemical or surgical apparatus; an apparatus may include many tools, instruments, or implements. Implement is for the most part and utensil is altogether restricted to the literal sense; instrument, machine, and tool have figurative use, instrument being used largely in a good, tool always in a bad sense; machine inclines to the unfavorable sense, as implying that human agents are made mechanically subservient to some controlling will; as, an instrument of Providence; the tool of a tyrant; a political machine.

    Synonyms:
    apparatus, implement, instrument, machine, mechanism, tool, utensil, weapon

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appliance

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, mechanism, arrangement, means, agency

    Antonyms:
    spontaneity, growth, production, evolution, development

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widgetnoun

    a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    Synonyms:
    comfort station, doodad, gadget, lash-up, gismo, restroom, public lavatory, public convenience, thingmajig, whatsis, thingamabob, thingumajig, whatchamacallit, dodge, devisal, thingummy, doojigger, convenience, public toilet, thingmabob, toilet facility, thingamajig, stratagem, wash room, doohickey, thingumabob, widget, gimmick, contraption, gubbins, whatchamacallum, gizmo, contrivance

  2. appliancenoun

    durable goods for home or office use

    Synonyms:
    convenience, gadget, gismo, contraption, gizmo, contrivance, widget

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appliancenoun

    Synonyms:
    application, use, exercise, applying

  2. appliancenoun

    Synonyms:
    expedient, means, instrumentality, resource

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. appliancenoun

    Synonyms:
    device, apparatus, facility

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How to use appliance in a sentence?

  1. Tom Carter:

    We have everything from consumer electronics companies making things like speakers, radios, alarm clocks, through home appliance companies making cooker hoods, washing machines, to virtual reality in gaming companies. And we were very surprised at how keen the automotive industry is to work with us, i'd like to believe that the first product featuring our technology will be on the shelves in a year, that's our aim.

  2. Gil Shwed:

    Our newly launched security appliance lines optimized for threat prevention ... resulted in a marked increase in unit sales.

  3. Mark Sasicki:

    Your kids' cellphones are Samsung, those kids become young adults, those young adults become adults, it plays into their appliance business.

  4. Lynette Kucsma:

    There's a touchscreen on the front that connects to a recipe site in the cloud, so it's an internet-of-things, connected kitchen appliance.

  5. Bharavi:

    Be patient, if thou wouldst thy ends accomplish; for like patience is there no appliance effective of success, producing certainly abundant fruit of actions, never damped by failure, conquering all impediments.


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