What is application?

  • (noun): Liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin.
    Synonyms: lotion
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "application":

  • (noun): A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
    Example: "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
  • (noun): A diligent effort.
    Example: "It is a job requiring serious application"
    Synonyms: diligence
  • (noun): The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose.
    Example: "He advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
    Synonyms: practical application
  • (noun): The work of applying something.
    Example: "The doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
    Synonyms: coating, covering

Famous quotes containing the word application:

    May my application so close
    To so endless a repetition
    Not make me tired and morose
    And resentful of man’s condition.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The application requisite to the duties of the office I hold [governor of Virginia] is so excessive, and the execution of them after all so imperfect, that I have determined to retire from it at the close of the present campaign.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I conceive that the leading characteristic of the nineteenth century has been the rapid growth of the scientific spirit, the consequent application of scientific methods of investigation to all the problems with which the human mind is occupied, and the correlative rejection of traditional beliefs which have proved their incompetence to bear such investigation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)