What is the meaning of application?


  • The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose.
    • usage: "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
  • A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
    • usage: "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  • The work of applying something.
    • usage: "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
  • A program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task.
    • usage: "he has tried several different word processing applications"
  • Liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin.
    • usage: "a lotion for dry skin"
  • A diligent effort.
    • usage: "it is a job requiring serious application"
  • The action of putting something into operation.
    • usage: "the application of maximum thrust"; "massage has far-reaching medical applications"; "the application of indexes to tables of data"
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APAWordNet. (2010). application. Retrieved January 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/application/definitions/1191401
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "application" http://smartdefine.org/application/definitions/1191401 (accessed January 22, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "application" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/application/definitions/1191401>
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