English noun: application
|1.||application (act) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose|
|Samples||He advocated the application of statistics to the problem.|
A novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis.
|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|
|Samples||December 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|
|Samples||The doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine.|
A complete bleach requires several applications.
The surface was ready for a coating of paint.
|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|
|Samples||He has tried several different word processing applications.|
|Synonyms||application 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|
|Samples||A lotion for dry skin.|
|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|
|Samples||It is a job requiring serious application.|
|Broader (hypernym)||effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail|
|7.||application (act) the action of putting something into operation|
|Samples||The application of maximum thrust.|
Massage has far-reaching medical applications.
The application of indexes to tables of data.