Definitions of application

  1. 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"
  2. a diligent effort; " it is a job requiring serious application"
  3. 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. 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"
  5. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; " a lotion for dry skin"
  6. a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; " December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  7. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  8. The thing applied.
  9. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
  13. 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.
  14. The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
  15. A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.
  16. The act of putting on; as, the pain was lessened by the application of heat; the thing put on; the practical demonstration of a principle; a request; close attention.
  17. The act of applying: the thing applied, close thought or attention: request: solicitation.
  18. The act of applying; something applied; close study or attention.
  19. The act of applying; appropriation.
  20. That which is applied; a remedy.
  21. A request.
  22. Close and continuous attention.
  23. The act of applying; the thing applied; request, or petition; the employment of means; close attention.
  24. The act of applying; close study; great attention to, as to business; entreaty; employment of means.

Usage examples for application

  1. What Advantage can he expect from an Application to this State? – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  2. The answer to Mr. Dewey's application for a divorce was drawn up by Mr. Wallingford, who entered with great earnestness into the matter. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  3. We say to you that you have made too limited in its application the definition of a business man. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  4. Do you mean that they've thrown out your earlier application for just such a grant? – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  5. His apprentices did as much work as before, and it was done without the application of the whip. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. Charlie don't know I've made application for his admission, and has been asking me to let him go. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  7. " Perhaps somebody else will advance the money," said Frank, feeling a little discouraged at the result of his first application – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. This application being quite in Amarilly's line of business, met with a ready assent. – Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley by Belle K. Maniates
  9. The application was sent and approval given. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  10. Except in a very limited class of cases, the decision of this court is final, unless the Supreme Court, on special application should think the questions involved to be of sufficient importance to require a review, when it can order the record sent up to Washington for that purpose. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  11. They were too refined in their religious notions to make any such application – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  12. I found the application it was written by me. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  13. I remember that I couldn't help smiling at the application of the old- fashioned word to my Betty. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  14. The leaf- juice is a good application for foul ulcers, as is also the decoction of the entire plant. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  15. This year Dr. Winthrop has completed his preparations for leaving the city after more than twenty years close application to his profession. – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell
  16. It's the most wonderful thing I ever saw, and you are a wonderful fellow to have carried out such an unique application of science. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  17. If that application comes up to- morrow morning, with the Council chamber jammed with folks from the south end of the town- good- a- by, John! – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  18. Fremont brought water and used it freely, but its application did not produce any immediate effect. – Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam by G. Harvey Ralphson
  19. How can we tell whether success or failure shall be the fruit of a practical application of the principles upon which our institutions rest, unless we put them to a fair test? – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  20. The door was locked, and an application of the housekeeper's key proved that the tenant's key had been left in the lock inside. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison