What does application mean?

Definitions for application
ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ ʃənap·pli·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. application, practical application(noun)

    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"

  2. application(noun)

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

    "December 31 is the deadline for applications"

  3. application, coating, covering(noun)

    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";

  4. application, application program, applications programme(noun)

    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"

  5. lotion, application(noun)

    liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

    "a lotion for dry skin"

  6. application, diligence(noun)

    a diligent effort

    "it is a job requiring serious application"

  7. application(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. application(Noun)

    The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  2. application(Noun)

    The thing applied.

    He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched. --Johnson.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  3. application(Noun)

    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. --John Locke.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  4. application(Noun)

    The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  5. application(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  6. application(Noun)

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

    December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

  7. application(Noun)

    A petition, entreaty, or other request.

    Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.

    Etymology: Late applicacioun, from applicacion ( application), from applicationem, accusative singular of applicatio, from applico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Application(noun)

    the act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  2. Application(noun)

    the thing applied

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  3. Application(noun)

    the act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  4. Application(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  5. Application(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  6. Application(noun)

    the capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  7. Application(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  8. Application(noun)

    the act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

  9. Application(noun)

    a request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file

    Etymology: [L. applicatio, fr. applicare: cf. F. application. See Apply.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. application

    1. The system or problem to which a computer is applied. Reference is often made to an application as being either of the computational type (arithmetic computations predominate) or of the data processing type (data handling operations predominate). 2. In the intelligence context, the direct extraction and tailoring of information from an existing foundation of intelligence and near real time reporting. It is focused on and meets specific, narrow requirements, normally on demand.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. application

    A word of extensive use, for the principles of adjusting, augmenting, and perfecting the relations between sciences.

Editors Contribution

  1. application

    A type of computer software.

    The application was working so efficiently and everyone was really pleased.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. application

    The act and process of to apply.

    The online application for the grant was easy and simple to complete. The online application for college was simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'application' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1012

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'application' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1231

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'application' in Nouns Frequency: #235

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How to say application in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of application in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of application in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of application in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    It is not an economy that's built for the 21st century. Unfortunately, those forces for modernization inside of Russia, I think, have been sidelined. That's bad for Russia and, over time, it's bad for the United States, because if Russia is doing badly, the concern is that they revert to old expansionist ideas that really shouldn't have any application in the 21st century.

  2. Gerard Cote:

    An application software would take that image and automatically count the number of red blood cells, count the number of parasites over different fields of view. And then by doing that you can determine if they have malaria or not.

  3. Robert Mathis:

    There's a plaque on the wall. So, I walk over to the wall and I read the plaque and it said' KKK application.' So, I was like,' I'm done,'.

  4. Sanford Simon:

    Kasia’s strategy is one that may help to get over the hump that has been classically bedeviling biomedical people in the U.S. to move something from the bench to the field without quite so many hurdles, the real-world [vaccine] application of this could potentially really have an impact, then I start daydreaming about other possibilities and if you can somehow add to the treatment of cancer or any other disease, adapting your technology in immunotherapies.

  5. Orrin Hatch:

    You know, I'm sorry. I don't see any deeper meaning in this other than you have to pay your taxes and you can't lie on a loan application.

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Translations for application

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  • تطبيقArabic
  • употреба, приложмост, заявление, приложение, молбаBulgarian
  • aplikaceCzech
  • Anwendung, AntragGerman
  • εφαρμογή, αίτηση, χρήση, πρόγραμμαGreek
  • solicitud, aplicaciónSpanish
  • taotlus, rakendusEstonian
  • sovellus, hakemus, menetelmä, soveltaminen, sivellä, käyttö, levittää, anomusFinnish
  • application, demande, programme, candidatureFrench
  • feidhmchlárIrish
  • iarrtas, cleachdadhScottish Gaelic
  • יישום, בקשה, תכנה, אפליקציהHebrew
  • अर्ज़ीHindi
  • rávitel, kérvény, bevonás, alkalmazás, jelentkezésHungarian
  • գործադիրArmenian
  • umsókn, forrit, tölvuforritIcelandic
  • アプリケーション, 応募, 出願Japanese
  • 응용, 애플리케이션Korean
  • taupāngaMāori
  • aplikasiMalay
  • aanvraag, toepassing, aanschrijven, softwarepakket, aanbrengen, computerprogramma, applicatieDutch
  • applikasjon, søknad, programNorwegian
  • aplicação, aplicativo, candidatura, inscriçãoPortuguese
  • aplicație, aplicare, aplicație computericăRomanian
  • просьба, программа, прошение, приложение, заявление, применение, ходатайствоRussian
  • applikation, programvaraSwedish
  • விண்ணப்பTamil
  • uygulamaTurkish
  • 应用Chinese

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