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:

    The best political economy is the care and culture of men; for, in these crises, all are ruined except such as are proper individuals, capable of thought, and of new choice and the application of their talent to new labor.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I conceive that the leading characteristic of the nineteenth century has been the rapid growth of the scientific spirit, the consequent application of scientific methods of investigation to all the problems with which the human mind is occupied, and the correlative rejection of traditional beliefs which have proved their incompetence to bear such investigation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    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)