- 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
Synonyms for application
Related Words for applicationfunction, operation, utilization, claim, form, inquiry, letter, demand, appeal, petition, study, effort, industry, treatment, pertinence, play, usance, practice, appliance, value
Examples from the Web for application
Contemporary Examples of application
“Defendant moved his hands in a manner so as to avoid the application of handcuffs to his wrists,” the complaint says.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
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
December 16, 2014
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
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of application
How so, I asked him, when that cannot wound without the application?
But this application has not met with the attention of one single soul.
Most persons hasten to deny this truth in its application to themselves.Within the Law
I am sure of Sir James at any time, and could make him renew his application by a line.Lady Susan
At length his application and his energy were crowned with success.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
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.