- a type of job or problem that lends itself to processing or solution by computer: Inventory control is a common business application.
- Also called application software, application program. a computer program used for a particular type of job or problem: Your new computer comes preloaded with applications.
Origin of application
Examples from the Web for application
“Defendant moved his hands in a manner so as to avoid the application of handcuffs to his wrists,” the complaint says.
My parents were thrilled with my choice, even though I had never even paid the campus a visit during the application process.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that ISIS has been known to use the application FireChat.
While that application has been used in Iraq, ISIS has not been confirmed to have used it.
Her husband was supportive and even took the photos to submit with her application.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson|Brandy Zadrozny|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exclusiveness of the New England theocracies, already relaxed in its application to other sects, was thenceforth at an end.A History of American Christianity|Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Getting up another article on the application of electric force?The Award of Justice|A. Maynard Barbour
"Volume," except in its application to books, now carries with it an idea of magnitude.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
There is literally a world of hope for mankind in the application of this principle on its moral side.The Booklover and His Books|Harry Lyman Koopman
It is however always philosophy in application to human life and conduct.
British Dictionary definitions for application
Word Origin and History for application
early 15c., "the bringing of something to bear on something else," from Old French aplicacion (14c.), from Latin applicationem (nominative applicatio) "a joining to, an attaching oneself to," noun of action from past participle stem of applicare (see apply). Meaning "sincere hard effort" is from c.1600. Meaning "a formal request to be hired for a job or paid position" is by 1851.