Meaning of APPLICATION in English

APPLICATION

noun the thing applied.

2. application ·noun a request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.

3. application ·noun the act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.

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

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

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

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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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