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Definition of Application

Application

  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.
  3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
  7. 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. The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
  9. A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.

Application Quotations

My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
Isaac Newton

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
Karl Marx

Just as Mars - a desert planet - gives us insights into global climate change on Earth, the promise awaits for bringing back to life portions of the Red Planet through the application of Earth Science to its similar chemistry, possibly reawakening its life-bearing potential.
Buzz Aldrin

One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren't usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It's structures and patterns, and that's what we love, and that's what we get off on.
Danica McKellar

I don't think anyone would look at Colombia today and say that it is failing. This positive outcome is an example of the effective application of smart power - it is succeeding.
James G. Stavridis
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Application Translations

application in Dutch is aanwending, toepassing
application in French is mise en practique, sollicitation
application in German is Anwendung {f}, Bewerbung {f}, Verwendung {f}
application in Italian is proposta
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