What is application?

More definitions of "application":

  • (noun): Liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin.
    Synonyms: lotion
  • (noun): A diligent effort.
    Example: "It is a job requiring serious application"
    Synonyms: diligence
  • (noun): The work of applying something.
    Example: "The doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
    Synonyms: coating, covering
  • (noun): A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
    Example: "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  • (noun): The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose.
    Example: "He advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
    Synonyms: practical application

Famous quotes containing the word application:

    I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her; and not run about offering her amity to all the world; and hazarding their refusal.... Our virgin is a jolly one; and tho at present not very rich, will in time be a great fortune, and where she has a favorable predisposition, it seems to me well worth cultivating.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    The application requisite to the duties of the office I hold [governor of Virginia] is so excessive, and the execution of them after all so imperfect, that I have determined to retire from it at the close of the present campaign.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    May my application so close
    To so endless a repetition
    Not make me tired and morose
    And resentful of man’s condition.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)