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application definition

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This page has 13 definitions of application in English and French. Application is a noun. Examples of how to use application in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English application definition

Etymology

From Late Middle English applicacioun, borrowed from Old French aplicacion (French application), from Latin applicātiōnem, accusative singular of applicātiō (attachment; application, inclination), from applicō (join to, attach; apply).

Pronunciation

Noun

application (countable and uncountable, plural applications)

  1. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense
    The application of this cream should reduce the swelling.
  2. The substance applied.
    • 1857, John Eadie, John Francis Waller, William John Macquorn Rankine, The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography
      His body was stripped, laid out upon a table, and covered with a hearsecloth, when some of his attendants perceived symptoms of returning animation, and by the use of warm applications, internal and external, gradually restored him to life.
  3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
    • 1693, [John Locke], “§43”, in Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: [] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, [], OCLC 1161614482:
      All that I have hitherto contended for, is, that whatsoever rigor is necessary, it is more to be us'd, the younger children are; and having by a due application wrought its effect, it is to be relax'd, and chang'd into a milder sort of government.
  4. 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.
  5. (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.)
    This iPhone application can connect to most social networks.
  6. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school, course or similar.
    December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.
  7. (bureaucracy, law) A petition, entreaty, or other request, with the adposition for denoting the subject matter.
    Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.
  8. The act of requesting, claiming, or petitioning something.
  9. Diligence; close thought or attention.
  10. A kind of needlework; appliqué.
  11. (obsolete) Compliance.

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Hyponyms

  • array application
  • aspect-oriented application
  • asynchronous application
  • attribute-oriented application
  • class-based application
  • classless application
  • command-line interface application
  • concept application
  • concurrent application
  • console application
  • constraint application
  • data-driven application
  • dataflow application
  • data-oriented application
  • data structure application
  • decision table application
  • declarative application
  • defensive application
  • dual-paradigm application
  • dynamically-typed application
  • dynamic application
  • embeddable application
  • end-user application
  • event-based application
  • event-driven application
  • evolutionary application
  • flow-based application
  • functional application
  • generic application
  • graphical user interface application
  • imperative application
  • instance-based application
  • iterative application
  • language-oriented application
  • list-based application
  • logic-based application
  • machine application
  • macro application
  • mathematical application
  • metaapplication
  • modular application
  • monolithic application
  • multi-page application
  • multi-paradigm application
  • natural language application
  • nondeterministic application
  • non-structured application
  • object-oriented application
  • partial application
  • partial function application
  • probabilistic application
  • probabilistic application
  • process-oriented application
  • prototype-based application
  • reactive application
  • recursive application
  • reflective application
  • role-oriented application
  • rule-based application
  • single-page application
  • stack-based application
  • statically typed application
  • static application
  • structured application
  • subject-oriented application
  • synchronous application
  • user interface application
  • visual application
  • Web application
  • XML-based application
 
  • See also Thesaurus:software
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    References

    • WordNet 3.0 [1].

    French application definition

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Latin applicatio, applicationem.

    Pronunciation

    Noun

    application f (plural applications)

    1. application
    2. (mathematics) mapping

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