Application

Application may refer to:

  • A verbal or written request:
    • Application for employment, a form or collection of forms that an individual seeking employment must fill out when seeking employment
    • Patent application, a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent
  • Application software, computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks
  • Function application in mathematics and computer science
  • Application (virtue), a characteristic encapsulated in diligence

Famous quotes containing the word application:

    There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and resolution in the use of means.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    My business is stanching blood and feeding fainting men; my post the open field between the bullet and the hospital. I sometimes discuss the application of a compress or a wisp of hay under a broken limb, but not the bearing and merits of a political movement. I make gruel—not speeches; I write letters home for wounded soldiers, not political addresses.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    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)