1. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  2. The thing applied.
  3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  4. The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.
    I make the remark, and leave you to make the 'application''.
    The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.
  5. A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)
    ''The iPhone application VR+ connects to major social networks.
  6. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
    December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.
  7. A petition, entreaty, or other request.
    Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.

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