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APPLICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does application mean? 

APPLICATION (noun)
  The noun APPLICATION has 6 senses:

1. a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
2. the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
3. a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
4. the work of applying something
5. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
6. a diligent effort

  Familiarity information: APPLICATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPLICATION (noun)


Sense 1application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

December 31 is the deadline for applications

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

petition; postulation; request (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "application"):

patent application (an application for sole rights to an invention)

loan application (an application to borrow money)

credit application (an application for a line of credit)

job application (an application for a job)


Sense 2application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

practical application; application

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

employment; exercise; usage; use; utilisation; utilization (the act of using)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "application"):

engineering; technology (the practical application of science to commerce or industry)

misapplication (wrong use or application)


Sense 3application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

application program; applications programme; application

Context example:

he has tried several different word processing applications

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

computer program; computer programme; program; programme ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "application"):

active application (an application that is currently running and in the foreground)

applet (a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface)

browser; web browser (a program used to view HTML documents)

natural language processing application; natural language processor (an application program that deals with natural language text)

job ((computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit)

word processing system; word processor (an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer)

editor; editor program ((computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data)


Sense 4application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The work of applying something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

application; coating; covering

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

manual labor; manual labour (labor done with the hands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "application"):

anointing; anointment (the act of applying oil or an oily liquid)

facing; lining (providing something with a surface of a different material)

waxing (the application of wax to a surface)

tiling (the application of tiles to cover a surface)

scumble (the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture)

plating (the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis))

daubing; plastering (the application of plaster)

paperhanging; papering (the application of wallpaper)

tinning (the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them)

tin-plating; tinning (the application of a protective layer of tin)

spraying (the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer)

painting (the act of applying paint to a surface)

pavage; paving (the act of applying paving materials to an area)

lubrication (an application of a lubricant to something)

galvanisation; galvanization (either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting)

foliation (the work of coating glass with metal foil)

fumigation (the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it)


Sense 5application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lotion; application

Context example:

a lotion for dry skin

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

curative; cure; remedy; therapeutic (a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "application"):

witch hazel; wych hazel (lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant)

rubbing alcohol (lotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use)

menthol (a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint)

embrocation; liniment (a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain)

collyrium; eye-lotion; eyewash (lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes)

calamine lotion (a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations)

black lotion; blackwash (a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores)


Sense 6application [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A diligent effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

diligence; application

Context example:

it is a job requiring serious application

Hypernyms ("application" is a kind of...):

effort; elbow grease; exertion; sweat; travail (use of physical or mental energy; hard work)


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