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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.
account an arrangement that allows one to gain access to a computer, a computer application, or website when one enters a username and password that one has established. [1/15 definitions]
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]
cardioversion application of an electric shock to restore heartbeat.
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]