application


application
application [ap΄li kā′shən]
n.
[ME applicacioun < L applicatio, a binding on, joining to < pp. of applicare, APPLY]
1. the act of applying; specif.,
a) the act of putting something on [the application of cosmetics]
b) the act of putting something to use [a job calling for the application of many skills]
2. anything applied, esp. a remedy
3. a way of applying or method of applying or using; specific use [a scientific principle having many applications in industry]
4. an asking for something; request [an application for employment]
5. a form to be filled out with pertinent data in applying for something, as for employment
6. continued mental or physical effort; close attention; diligence
7. relevance or practicality [this idea has no application to the case]
8. Comput.
a) any specific task, as billing or inventory, to be performed by a program
b) a program for performing such a task: often in the pl. form when used attributively [ an application program, applications software ]

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