1. [ noun ] a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school

"December 31 is the deadline for applications"

Related terms: request credit_application patent_application job_application loan_application apply
2. [ noun ] the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
Synonyms: practical_application

"he advocated the application of statistics to the problem" "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis

Related terms: use technology misapplication lend_oneself apply
3. [ noun ] (computer science) a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
Synonyms: applications_programme application_program

"he has tried several different word processing applications"

Related terms: program browser natural_language_processing_application job word_processor editor_program applet active_application
4. [ noun ] (work) the work of applying something
Synonyms: covering coating

"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";

Related terms: manual_labor painting waxing lubrication paving anointing lining tinning papering plastering scumble plating tiling spraying fumigation galvanisation foliation tinning coat
5. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
Synonyms: lotion

"a lotion for dry skin"

Related terms: remedy calamine_lotion eye-lotion menthol black_lotion rubbing_alcohol witch_hazel liniment put_on
6. [ noun ] a diligent effort
Synonyms: diligence

"it is a job requiring serious application"

Related terms: effort implement
Similar spelling:   applicative