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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

There's no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw.
Bill Gates

Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests - not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.
Will Smith

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
Frederick Douglass

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Pablo Picasso
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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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