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Definition 1: the action of putting something into operation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the application of maximum thrust
  • massage has far-reaching medical applications
  • the application of indexes to tables of data

(application is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 2: a diligent effort - [noun denoting act]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is a job requiring serious application

Synonyms for application in the sense of this definition

(application is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

Definition 3: the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose - [noun denoting act]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he advocated the application of statistics to the problem
  • a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis

Synonyms for application in the sense of this definition

(application is a kind of ...) the act of using

"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs" "skilled in the utilization of computers"

(... is a kind of application ) wrong use or application

(... is a kind of application ) the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment

"the mastery of fire was a huge advance in human technology"

Definition 4: the work of applying something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine
  • a complete bleach requires several applications
  • the surface was ready for a coating of paint

Synonyms for application in the sense of this definition

(application is a kind of ...) labor done with the hands

(... is a kind of application ) the application of wax to a surface

(... is a kind of application ) the application of tiles to cover a surface

(... is a kind of application ) the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture

(... is a kind of application ) the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)

(... is a kind of application ) the application of plaster

(... is a kind of application ) the application of wallpaper

(... is a kind of application ) the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them

"careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them"

(... is a kind of application ) the application of a protective layer of tin

(... is a kind of application ) the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer

(... is a kind of application ) the act of applying paint to a surface

"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

(... is a kind of application ) the act of applying paving materials to an area

(... is a kind of application ) an application of a lubricant to something

(... is a kind of application ) either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting

(... is a kind of application ) the work of coating glass with metal foil

(... is a kind of application ) the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it

(... is a kind of application ) the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

(... is a kind of application ) providing something with a surface of a different material

Definition 5: liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lotion for dry skin

Synonyms for application in the sense of this definition

(application is a kind of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

(... is a kind of application ) a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores

(... is a kind of application ) a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations

(... is a kind of application ) lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes

(... is a kind of application ) a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

(... is a kind of application ) a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint

(... is a kind of application ) lotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use

(... is a kind of application ) lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant

Definition 6: a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • December 31 is the deadline for applications

(application is a kind of ...) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

(... is a kind of application ) an application for a job

(... is a kind of application ) an application for a line of credit

(... is a kind of application ) an application to borrow money

(... is a kind of application ) an application for sole rights to an invention

Definition 7: a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where application or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has tried several different word processing applications

Synonyms for application in the sense of this definition

(application is a kind of ...) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(... is a kind of application ) an application that is currently running and in the foreground

(... is a kind of application ) a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface

(... is a kind of application ) an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently

(... is a kind of application ) a program used to view HTML documents

(... is a kind of application ) an application program that deals with natural language text

(... is a kind of application ) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

(... is a kind of application ) an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer

(... is a kind of application ) (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

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