Application meaning

ăplĭ-kāshən
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An application is defined as a downloadable game or tool for computers and some handheld devices.

An example of an application is the game Angry Birds.

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Application means the ability to be used.

An example of an application is using a rule in order to penalize a student for failure to follow directions.

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The definition of application is putting something on.

An example of an application is putting wax on a deck.

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Of or being a computer program designed for a specific task or use.

Applications software for a missile guidance system.

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A way of applying or method of applying or using; specific use.

A scientific principle having many applications in industry.

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Application is defined as the act of determining how to use something for a purpose.

An example of an application is choosing one of the many ways in which to utilize a hammer.

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An application is defined as a form to filled out, most often for a job or acceptance into an organization.

An example of an application is the form that must be completed when applying to a college or university.

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A form to be filled out with pertinent data in applying for something, as for employment.
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Relevance or practicality.

This idea has no application to the case.

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The act of applying.
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Something applied, such as a cosmetic or curative agent.
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The capacity of being usable; relevance.

Geometry has practical application in aviation and navigation.

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Close attention; diligence.

Shows application to her work.

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(computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
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Anything applied, esp. a remedy.
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A computer program with an interface, enabling people to use the computer as a tool to accomplish a specific task. Word processing, spreadsheet, and communications software are all examples of applications.
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(1) Software that is used for business or entertainment. The terms "application," "application program," "software application" and simply "app" may refer to virtually any type of program from spreadsheets such as Excel to media players such as iTunes to virtual reality games such as Second Life. However, the term specifically excludes essential control software such as the operating system (see system software).One or Many FilesIn the computer, an application can be made up of a single executable file or hundreds of files, which includes additional software modules, configuration files and ancillary data files. See application program and application software.
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The act of applying or making a request.
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An oral or written formal motion, request, or petition.
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A program designed to perform a function or suite of related functions of benefit to an end user, with examples being accounting, mathematical analysis, video editing, and word processing. Application software differs from utilities, which are devoted to system management tasks. See also utility.
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The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
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The thing applied.
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The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
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The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.

I make the remark, and leave you to make the application.

The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.

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(computing) A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)

The iPhone application VR+ connects to major social networks.

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A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.

December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.

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(bureaucracy, law) A petition, entreaty, or other request.

Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.

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The act of applying.
  • The act of putting something on.
    The application of cosmetics.
  • The act of putting something to use.
    A job calling for the application of many skills.
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An asking for something; request.

An application for employment.

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Continued mental or physical effort; close attention; diligence.
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Origin of application

  • Middle English applicacion from Old French from Latin applicātiō applicātiōn- from applicātus past participle of applicāre to affix apply

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Middle English applicacioun, from Old French aplicacion (French application), from Latin applicātiōnem, accusative singular of applicātiō (“attachment; application, inclination”), from applicō (“join to, attach; apply”).

    From Wiktionary