Late Middle English applicacioun, from Old French aplicacion (French application), from Latin applicātiōnem, accusative singular of applicātiō (“attachment; application, inclination”), from applicō (“join to, attach; apply”).
application (plural applications)
- The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
- The thing applied.
- He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched. --Johnson.
- 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. --John Locke.
- The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.
- I make the remark, and leave you to make the application.
- The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.
- (computing) A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)
- The iPhone application VR+ connects to major social networks.
- A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
- December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.
- (bureaucracy, law) A petition, entreaty, or other request.
- Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.
- See also Wikisaurus:software
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- WordNet 3.0 .
Borrowed from Latin applicatio.