applying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

apply +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

applying

  1. present participle of apply

Noun[edit]

applying (uncountable)

  1. The act of applying.
    • 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 112-3:
      A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place. Applying a force tangential to the knob is essentially equivalent to applying one perpendicular to a radial line defining the lever.