AskDefine | Define application

Dictionary Definition

application

Noun

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

from application, from applicationem (noun applicatio) from verb applicare (apply)

Pronunciation

  • /ˌæpləˈkeɪʃən/, /%

Extensive Definition

Application may refer to:

Computing

Uses of things

application in Danish: Applikation
application in German: Applikation
application in Spanish: Aplicación
application in French: Application
application in Korean: 응용
application in Polish: Aplikacja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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