[ uh-plahyd ]
/ əˈplaɪd /


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.

Origin of applied

First recorded in 1490–1500; apply + -ed2

Related forms

un·ap·plied, adjectivewell-ap·plied, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for unapplied


/ (əˈplaɪd) /


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

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