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 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"
  4. a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; " December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  5. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  6. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
  10. 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.
  11. The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
  12. A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.
  13. 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.
  14. The act of applying: the thing applied, close thought or attention: request: solicitation.
  15. The act of applying; something applied; close study or attention.
  16. That which is applied; a remedy.
  17. A request.
  18. Close and continuous attention.
  19. The act of applying; the thing applied; request, or petition; the employment of means; close attention.
  20. The act of applying; close study; great attention to, as to business; entreaty; employment of means.