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application

ap·pli·ca·tion

application

 
pronunciation:
ae plih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of putting to use.
Her job requires the application of her math skills.
synonyms:
employment, exercise, operation, utilization
similar words:
exertion, practice, praxis, usage, use
definition 2: the quality of being relevant or usable.
Those are interesting facts, but they have no application to this matter.
synonyms:
function, purpose, use
similar words:
bearing
definition 3: the act of laying on a substance or preparation, or the substance or preparation itself.
After the first application of paint, he stepped back to look at his work.
synonyms:
coat, coating, layer
similar words:
covering, deposit, spread
definition 4: a request, usu. written, for admission, employment, or the like.
She sent applications to several colleges.He filled in the job application and handed it back to the receptionist.
synonyms:
petition, request
similar words:
covering, deposit, spread
definition 5: diligent effort.
He took pride in his daughter's application to her studies.
synonyms:
dedication, diligence, effort, sedulousness
similar words:
devotion, industry, intensity, perseverance, persistence, pluck, spunk, stick-to-itiveness
definition 6: in computing, an application program.
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