Application

Definition of Application

Ap`pli`ca´tion
n.1.The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
2.The thing applied.
He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched.
- Johnson.
3.The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
If a right course . . . be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments.
- Locke.
4.The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.
5.That part of a sermon or discourse in which the principles before laid down and illustrated are applied to practical uses; the "moral" of a fable.
6.The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
7.The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study.
Had his application been equal to his talents, his progress might have been greater.
- J. Jay.
8.The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
9.A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.

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