- The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
- The thing applied.
- He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched. --Johnson.
- The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
- If a right course . . . be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments. --Locke.
- 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.
- (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.)
- A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
- December 31 is the deadline for applications
- (legalese) To beg, plead, petition, implore, entreat or request.
Etymology: :from application, from applicationem (noun applicatio) from verb applicare (apply)
- Dutch: computerprogramma, softwarepakket
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