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Definition of "application" []

  • The act of applying. (noun)
  • Something applied, such as a cosmetic or curative agent. (noun)
  • The act of putting something to a special use or purpose: an application of a new method. (noun)
  • A specific use to which something is put: the application of science to industry. (noun)
  • The capacity of being usable; relevance: Geometry has practical application in aviation and navigation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "application" in a sentence
  • ""Men of science regard the discovery of a new fact in science as a higher attainment than the application of it to useful purposes, while the world at large regards the _application_ of the principle or fact in science to the useful arts as of paramount importance."
  • "Create application, bootstrap, and run $application = new Zend_Application (APPLICATION_ENV,"
  • "The cracks may have been caused by stress during the label application process, said J & J spokesman Greg Panico ."