An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified). (noun)
Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices. (noun)
An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose (noun)
A compliance (noun)
Examples of word appliance
In the case of Azul, the appliance is a kind of Java co-processor that sits on the network providing compute assistance to many different Java applications running on many different machines.
Between the substation and the end-use consumer appliance is a business and technology no-mans-land ripe for innovation.
Simple convenience as the abstract selling point for an appliance is a hard position to defend over any length of time; someone will inevitably separate the convenience from the hardware, and sell it at a significantly lower price.
I do most of the camp cooking and my favorite kitchen appliance is the crock pot.
Company: Barracuda NetworksProduct: Message Archiver 450Price: Starts at $1,999 for up to 150 users, no per user fee. 1,000-user appliance is less than $9/user.