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Noun

appliances
  1. Plural of appliance

Extensive Definition

Appliance may refer to a device with a narrow function:

Networking of home appliances

There is an increasing trend to network home appliances together, and combine their controls and key functions. For instance, energy distribution can be managed more evenly so that when the washing machine is on, the oven can go into a delayed start mode, or vice versa. Or, a washing machine and dryer may share information about load characteristics (gentle/normal, light/full), and synchronize their finish times so the wet laundry does not have to wait before being put in the dryer.
appliances in German: Elektrogerät
appliances in Japanese: アプライアンス
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