application

application
noun Etymology: Middle English applicacioun, from Latin application-, applicatio inclination, from applicare Date: 15th century 1. an act of applying: a. (1) an act of putting to use <
application of new techniques
>
(2) a use to which something is put <
new applications for old remedies
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(3) a program (as a word processor or a spreadsheet) that performs one of the major tasks for which a computer is used b. an act of administering or superposing <
application of paint to a house
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c. assiduous attention <
succeeds by application to her studies
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2. a. request, petition <
an application for financial aid
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b. a form used in making a request 3. the practical inference to be derived from a discourse (as a moral tale) 4. a medicated or protective layer or material <
an oily application for dry skin
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5. capacity for practical use <
words of varied application
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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