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English noun: application

1. application (act) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose


SamplesHe advocated the application of statistics to the problem.
A novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis.


Synonymspractical application


Broader (hypernym)employment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization


Narrower (hyponym)engineering, misapplication, technology

2. application (communication) a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school


SamplesDecember 31 is the deadline for applications.


Broader (hypernym)petition, postulation, request


Narrower (hyponym)credit application, job application, loan application, patent application

3. application (act) the work of applying something


SamplesThe doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine.
A complete bleach requires several applications.
The surface was ready for a coating of paint.


Synonymscoating, covering


Broader (hypernym)manual labor, manual labour


Narrower (hyponym)anointing, anointment, daubing, facing, foliation, fumigation, galvanisation, galvanization, lining, lubrication, painting, paperhanging, papering, pavage, paving, plastering, plating, scumble, spraying, tiling, tin-plating, tinning, tinning, waxing

4. application (communication) a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task


SamplesHe has tried several different word processing applications.


Synonymsapplication program, applications programme


Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme


Narrower (hyponym)active application, applet, browser, editor, editor program, frame, job, natural language processing application, natural language processor, web browser, word processing system, word processor

5. application (artifact) liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin


SamplesA lotion for dry skin.


Synonymslotion


Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic


Narrower (hyponym)black lotion, blackwash, calamine lotion, collyrium, embrocation, eye-lotion, eyewash, liniment, menthol, rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, wych hazel

6. application (act) a diligent effort


SamplesIt is a job requiring serious application.


Synonymsdiligence


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail

7. application (act) the action of putting something into operation


SamplesThe application of maximum thrust.
Massage has far-reaching medical applications.
The application of indexes to tables of data.


Broader (hypernym)action









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