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Noun application has 6 senses
  1. application - a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
    --1 is a kind of
    request, petition, postulation
    --1 has particulars:
     job application; credit application; loan application; patent application
    Derived form: verb apply3
  2. application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
    --2 is a kind of use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
    --2 has particulars: misapplication; technology, engineering
    Derived forms: verb apply5, verb apply7, verb apply1, verb apply9
  3. application, application program, applications programme - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"
    --3 is a kind of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --3 has particulars:
     active application; applet; browser, web browser; natural language processor, natural language processing application; job; word processor, word processing system; editor program, editor
  4. application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
    --4 is a kind of manual labor, manual labour
    --4 has particulars:
     anointing, anointment; fumigation; foliation; galvanization, galvanisation; lubrication; paving, pavage; painting; spraying; tinning, tin-plating; tinning; papering, paperhanging; plastering, daubing; plating; scumble; tiling; waxing; lining, facing
    Derived form: verb apply4
  5. lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
    --5 is a kind of remedy, curative, cure
    --5 has particulars:
     blackwash, black lotion; calamine lotion; eye-lotion, eyewash, collyrium; liniment, embrocation; menthol; rubbing alcohol; witch hazel, wych hazel
    Derived form: verb apply4
  6. application, diligence - a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application"
    --6 is a kind of effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
    Derived form: verb apply10
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