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Appliance may refer to:

Electrical equipment and machinery[edit]

  • Computer appliance, a computing device with a specific function and limited configuration ability, e.g.:
    • Storage appliance, provides storage functionality for multiple attached systems using the transparent local storage area networks paradigm
    • Anti-spam appliances, detect and eliminate e-mail spam
    • Firewall (computing), a computer appliance designed to protect computer networks from unwanted traffic
    • Network appliance, a general purpose router (computing)
    • Security appliance, a computer appliance designed to protect computer networks from unwanted traffic
    • Software appliance, a software application that might be combined with just enough operating system (JeOS) for it to run optimally on industry standard hardware
    • Virtual appliance, a pre-configured virtual machine image, ready to run on a hypervisor
  • Home appliance, a household machine that uses electricity or some other energy input which includes MVHR units
    • Small appliance, also called a small domestic appliance or small electric, a portable or semi-portable machine, generally used on a table top, counter top, or other platform, to accomplish a household task
    • Major appliance, or domestic appliance, a large machine used for routine a housekeeping task

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Appliance (band), a British musical group
  • Appliance, a motion pictures industry term for a latex piece, such as false ears or other features, used by make-up artists

Fire safety[edit]


  • Appliance, in medicine and dentistry, a device custom-fitted to an individual for the purpose of correction of a physical or dental problem, e.g.: