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application meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of application at MeaningMonkey.org. application meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of application (noun)

  1. the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
    • "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
    • synonyms: 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"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
    • synonyms: coating, covering
  4. a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
  5. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
    • "a lotion for dry skin"
    • synonyms: lotion
  6. a diligent effort
    • "it is a job requiring serious application"
    • synonyms: 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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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