From the English apply.
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appliance (plural: appliances)
- The act of applying; application.
- An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
#:''When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances at home can double as perfectly painfull spanking appliance
- Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electricity|electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
- An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
- (obsolete) compliance
rfc-level|Translations at L3+
A device in its own right:
Dutch: toestel n, (domestic) huishoudstoestel n
To adapt other equipment:
Dutch: hulpstuk n