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applied

[ uh-plahyd ]
/ əˈplaɪd /
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adjective
having a practical purpose or use; derived from or involved with actual phenomena (distinguished from theoretical, opposed to pure): applied mathematics; applied science.
of or relating to those arts or crafts that have a primarily utilitarian function, or to the designs and decorations used in these arts: Her goal was to integrate aesthetics into everyday life through an applied art, particularly with her hand-painted dinner plates.
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Origin of applied

First recorded in 1490–1500; apply + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM applied

un·ap·plied, adjectivewell-ap·plied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for applied

applied
/ (əˈplaɪd) /

adjective
related to or put to practical useapplied mathematics Compare pure (def. 5)
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