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application

[ ap-li-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of application

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Middle French applicacio(u)n, from Latin applicātiōn- (stem of applicātiō ), equivalent to applicāt(us) “applied” (past participle of the verb applicāre apply) + -iōn- -ion
7. See effort.
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British Dictionary definitions for application

application
/ (ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

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Scientific definitions for application

application
[ ăp′lĭ-kāshən ]

A computer program with an interface, enabling people to use the computer as a tool to accomplish a specific task. Word processing, spreadsheet, and communications software are all examples of applications.
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