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Noun: application  ,ap-li'key-shun
  1. The act of using something for a purpose
    "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem";
    - practical application
  2. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
    "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  3. The work of applying something
    "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications";
    - coating, covering
  4. A program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
    "he has tried several different word processing applications";
    - application program, applications programme, app
  5. Liquid preparation having a soothing, antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
    - lotion
  6. A diligent effort
    "it is a job requiring serious application";
    - diligence
  7. The action of putting something into operation
    "the application of maximum thrust"; "massage has far-reaching medical applications"; "the application of indexes to tables of data"

Derived forms: applications

Type of: action, computer program, computer programme [Brit], curative, cure, effort, elbow grease, employment, exercise, exertion, manual labor [US], manual labour [Brit, Cdn], petition, postulation, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], remedy, request, sweat [informal], therapeutic, travail [literary], usage, use, utilisation [Brit], utilization

Encyclopedia: Application