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Usage statistics for the noun application:

spoken English33.59%written English66.41% conversational speech4.08%task-oriented speech95.92% imaginative writing12.18%informational writing87.82%
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Definition of the noun application

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Application is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: applications

  1. the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
    • examples: he advocated the application of statistics to the problem | a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of application: practical application
    • more generic words: employment / exercise / usage / use / utilisation / utilization = the act of using
    • more specific words:
      • misapplication = wrong use or application
      • technology = the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment
  2. a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
  3. the work of applying something
    • examples: the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine | a complete bleach requires several applications
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of application: coating / covering
    • more generic terms: manual labor / manual labour = labor done with the hands
    • more specific words:
      • anointment / anointing = the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
      • fumigation = the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
      • foliation = the work of coating glass with metal foil
      • galvanisation / galvanization = 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
      • lubrication = an application of a lubricant to something
      • pavage / paving = the act of applying paving materials to an area
      • painting = the act of applying paint to a surface
      • spraying = the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
      • tin-plating / tinning = the application of a protective layer of tin
      • tinning = the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
      • paperhanging / papering = the application of wallpaper
      • plastering / daubing = the application of plaster
      • plating = the application of a thin coat of metal
      • scumble = the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
      • tiling = the application of tiles to cover a surface
      • waxing = the application of wax to a surface
      • facing / lining = providing something with a surface of a different material
  4. a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
  5. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of application: lotion
    • more generic words: curative / cure / remedy / therapeutic = a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
    • more specific terms:
      • black lotion / blackwash = a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
      • calamine lotion = a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine
      • eye-lotion / collyrium / eyewash = lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
      • embrocation / liniment = a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
      • menthol = a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint
      • rubbing alcohol = lotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use
      • witch hazel / wych hazel = lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant
  6. a diligent effort
  7. the action of putting something into operation
    • examples: the application of maximum thrust | massage has far-reaching medical applications | the application of indexes to tables of data
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: action = something done

Alternative definition of the noun application


  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.
  5. [computing] 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.)
  6. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
  7. [context: bureaucracy, legal] A petition, entreaty, or other request.

Specialised definition of the noun application

Glossary of sports

a teaching strategy that communicates a concern for shifting the student focus from how to do the movement to how to use the movement (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)


  1. "Application" is a musical album of The Buddy System.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Application" is the 1985 ablum of Vasil Naydenov.
    • released in (31 years ago)


"Application" is a book by Amjad Umar.

  • also known as "Application (re)engineering"
  • subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Software


"Application" is a film.


  1. Application: The link to the ACRE application for this project, if there is one.
  2. application: Descriptions and references of applications of this particular aptamer.

Phrases with Application

Phrases starting with the word Application:

  1. application form
  2. Application domain
  3. application program
  4. Application software
  5. application-oriented language
  6. Application Protocol Data Unit
  7. application programming interface

Phrases ending with the word Application:

  1. job application
  2. Web Application
  3. loan application
  4. active application
  5. credit application
  6. Killer application
  7. patent application
  8. mortgage application
  9. practical application
  10. natural language processing application

Other phrase containing the word Application:

  1. Binary Application Markup Language

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Application

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Google previewExpository Hermeneutics (1999)

An Introduction by Elliott E. Johnson

Application is the task of relating what God has said to modern man.

Since application is the completion of the interpretive task, it must relate the meaning of the passage.

Google previewData Warehousing (2001)

Using the Wal-Mart Model by Paul Westerman

The off-the-shelf application is the simplest to implement, while the customized application is the most powerful for a specific solution. Each has its place in the life cycle of the data warehouse. It is reasonable to assume The most important ...

Google previewElectricity Regulation (1994)

Factors Affecting the Processing of Electric Power Applications

"Complaint" application is a request for ferc to review and/or take action against a utility alleged to be in violation of a statute, rule, order, or law that is administered by ferc. Typically, complaints are filed by wholesale customers regarding the ...

Google previewNatural Language Processing – IJCNLP 2005 (2005)

Second International Joint Conference, Jeju Island, Korea, October 11-13, 2005, Proceedings by Robert Dale, Kam-Fai Wong, Jian Su, Oi Yee Kwong

Corpus-based stochastic language models have achieved significant success in speech recognition, but construction of a corpus pertaining to a specific application is a difficult task. This paper introduces a Case-Based Reasoning system to ...

Google previewFlash XML Applications (2007)

Use AS2 and AS3 to Create Photo Galleries, Menus, and Databases by Joachim Bernhard Schnier

The first application is a mortgage ad, in which the user can send a request toaskfor a quote. The second application is a contact form. We will discuss mainly the mortgage adinmore detail, since the contact formis verysimilar. Themain method ...

Google previewModel-Based Design of Adaptive Embedded Systems (2013)

by Twan Basten, Roelof Hamberg, Frans Reckers, Jacques Verriet

The second application is a method that supports the development of Multi- Objective Optimisations, especially for physical control problems. We discuss the software engineering challenges involved in developing such systems, and explain ...

Google previewParallel and Distributed Processing (1998)

10th International IPPS/SPDP'98 Workshops, Held in Conjunction with the 12th International Parallel Processing Symposium and 9th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 30 - April 3, 1998, Proceedings by José D. P. Rolim

TURNER Abstract A main consideration when implementing a parallel simulation application is the choice of the parallel simulation protocol (conservative vs. optimistic).

Google previewUniversal Access in Health Telematics (2005)

A Design Code of Practice by Constantine Stephanidis

The application is an EPR (or otherwise described as an Electronic Health Record - EHR) and was first implemented in the Accident...

Google previewSecure Development for Mobile Apps (2014)

How to Design and Code Secure Mobile Applications with PHP and JavaScript by J. D. Glaser

A Consistent UTF-8 Character Set The first element that is the basis for a secure application is a consistent character set encoding. Not having a consistent character set across the application is the cause of both data misinterpretation, which is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1903)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

made as soon as practicable after the defendant acquires such information and knowledge, and in no case later than the first day of the next regular term of the court thereafter," filing the application after the first day of the next term is not a ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Computer Science (2013)

by Blackie

applet application server applet A Java program which can be distributed as an attachment in a World-Wide-Web document and executed by a Java-enabled web browser. Navigator severely restricts the applet's file system and network ...

Google previewThe Patent Law Dictionary (2013)

United States Domestic Patent Law Terms & International Patent Law Terms by Rachel Gader-Shafran, Rachel Gader-Shafran Ma Jd

assigns have, previously regularly filed an application for a patent for the same invention in a foreign country which affords similar privileges in the case of applications filed in the United States or to citizens of the United States, or in a WTO ...


by Rachel Gader-Shafran, MA, JD, LLM

trademark owner cannot file an international application directly at the International Bureau. The international application must be filed through the ...

Google previewHIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations, Fourth Edition (2017)

by Himss,

Application: A software program or set of related programs that provide some useful healthcare capability or functionality.10 Application architecture: Defines how applications are designed and how they cooperate; promotes common ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crisis Management (2013)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, Ryan Hagen

But from an industry-generic standpoint, determining an application as critical lies mainly on a few factors based on questions:...

Google previewComputer Technology Encyclopedia (2008)

by Michael Graves

application A complete set of files that makes up one of the programs that run on your computer. The term is derived from the ...

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Usage statistics about application

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun application:

spoken English33.59%written English66.41% conversational speech4.08%task-oriented speech95.92% imaginative writing12.18%informational writing87.82%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun application:


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Quotes about Application

Adultery is the application of democracy to love. (H.L. Mencken)
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Scrabble value of A1P3P3L1I1C3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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