- noun a device or instrument, especially an electrical one used in the home, e.g. a vacuum cleaner, washing machine or iron
- A powered device designed to help do work, perform tasks, or to assist in providing comfort or convenience. These usually use electrical energy, and include dryers, lamps, refrigerators, and microwave ovens. precision electronics, such as high-fidelity components and computers are sometimes not included in this group.
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