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abstract expressionism (sometimes cap.) a school of painting that arose after World War II and that was marked by expressive but nonrepresentational images formed by an apparently random and often unconventional application of paint.
acupressure a process or technique intended to relieve pain or cure disease by the application of pressure with the hands to specific parts of the body. [1/2 definitions]
administer to dispense or make application of. [1/5 definitions]
agronomy the study and application of scientific methods of soil management and field crop production; scientific agriculture.
app (informal) in computing, a shortened form of "application program." [2 definitions]
application in computing, an application program. [1/6 definitions]
apply to make an application for admission, employment, or permission. [1/6 definitions]
avionics (used with a sing. verb) the study or science of the application of electricity to flying; aviation electronics.
beautician one whose profession involves the application of cosmetic treatments, as in a beauty parlor.
bioengineering the application of engineering principles and technology to medical and biological problems, such as the modification of genes.
bionics (used with a sing. verb) the application of biological functions and mechanisms to the study and design of engineering devices and systems.
broad-gauge of wide range, experience, application, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
casuistry the application of general ethical principles in determining right and wrong in particular cases. [2 definitions]
cliometrics (used with a sing. verb) the application of advanced mathematical concepts and techniques to the study of history, as for analyzing cycles.
cold pack a treatment involving the application of a cold sheet or ice pack to a patient's body, to reduce swelling or relieve pain. [1/2 definitions]
cream an ointment or thick liquid containing medicinal or cosmetic ingredients for external application. [1/14 definitions]
creep the gradual deformation of metal under prolonged application of heat or stress. [1/12 definitions]
curriculum vitae a brief summary of one's professional history and qualifications, submitted with a job application; vita; résumé.
determiner in grammar, a word, such as "a," "that," and "many," that in languages such as English often occurs before a noun or noun phrase and limits its range of application. [1/2 definitions]
devise to invent or make (a plan, device, or solution of a problem), esp. by a fresh application of known information; arrange; contrive. [1/3 definitions]
dialectical materialism a materialist philosophy and conception of history developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels through their application of Hegel's dialectical method.