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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Application  \Ap`pli*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  applicatio,  fr  applicare: 
  cf  F.  application.  See  {Apply}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  applying  or  laying  on  in  a  literal  sense  as 
  the  application  of  emollients  to  a  diseased  limb. 
 
  2.  The  thing  applied. 
 
  He  invented  a  new  application  by  which  blood  might 
  be  stanched.  --Johnson. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  applying  as  a  means  the  employment  of  means  to 
  accomplish  an  end  specific  use 
 
  If  a  right  course  .  .  .  be  taken  with  children, 
  there  will  not  be  much  need  of  the  application  of 
  the  common  rewards  and  punishments.  --Locke. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  application 
  n  1:  a  verbal  or  written  request  for  assistance  or  employment  or 
  admission  to  a  school;  "December  31  is  the  deadline  for 
  applications" 
  2:  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  [syn:  {practical 
  application}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {application 
  program},  {applications  programme}] 
  4:  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";  [syn:  {coating},  {covering}] 
  5:  liquid  preparation  having  a  soothing  or  antiseptic  or 
  medicinal  action  when  applied  to  the  skin;  "a  lotion  for 
  dry  skin"  [syn:  {lotion}] 
  6:  a  diligent  effort;  "it  is  a  job  requiring  serious 
  application"  [syn:  {diligence}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  application 
 
  1.  {application  program}. 
 
  2.  {function  application}. 
 
 




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