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Application - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Application' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Application [ n.]
- The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
- The thing applied.
- The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
- The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.
- Hence, in specific uses: (a) That part of a sermon or discourse in which the principles before laid down and illustrated are applied to practical uses; the "moral" of a fable. (b) The use of the principles of one science for the purpose of enlarging or perfecting another; as, the application of algebra to geometry.
- The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
- The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study.
- The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
- A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.

Meaning of 'Application' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . application [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the work of applying something
Example in sentence:
  • a complete bleach requires several applications;
  • the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine;
  • the surface was ready for a coating of paint
Meaning (2):
- liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
Example in sentence:
  • a lotion for dry skin
Meaning (3):
- the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
Example in sentence:
  • a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis;
  • he advocated the application of statistics to the problem
Meaning (4):
- a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
Example in sentence:
  • December 31 is the deadline for applications
Meaning (5):
- a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
Example in sentence:
  • he has tried several different word processing applications
Meaning (6):
- a diligent effort
Example in sentence:
  • it is a job requiring serious application
Meaning (7):
- the action of putting something into operation
Example in sentence:
  • massage has far-reaching medical applications;
  • the application of indexes to tables of data;
  • the application of maximum thrust