Meaning of APPLICATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌa-plə-ˈkā-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English applicacioun, from Latin application-, applicatio inclination, from applicare

Date: 15th century

1. : an act of applying:


(1) : an act of putting to use

application of new techniques

(2) : a use to which something is put

new application s for old remedies

(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

c. : assiduous attention

succeeds by application to her studies


a. : request , petition

an application for financial aid

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

5. : capacity for practical use

words of varied application

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.