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Definition of application:

  1. A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.
  2. Hence, in specific uses: ( a) That part of a sermon or discourse in which the principles before laid down and illustrated are applied to practical uses; the " moral" of a fable. ( b) The use of the principles of one science for the purpose of enlarging or perfecting another; as, the application of algebra to geometry.
  3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  4. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  5. The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.
  6. The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study.
  7. The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
  8. The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
  9. The thing applied.

Synonyms:

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