• Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76
    Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n application the action of putting something into operation "the application of maximum thrust","massage has far-reaching medical applications","the application of indexes to tables of data"
    • n application a diligent effort "it is a job requiring serious application"
    • n application 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"
    • n 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"
    • n application liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin "a lotion for dry skin"
    • n application a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
    • n application 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"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On April 12, 1938, the state of New York passed a law requiring medical tests for marriage license applicants, the first state to do so.
    • Application A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.
    • Application That part of a sermon or discourse in which the principles before laid down and illustrated are applied to practical uses; the “moral” of a fable.
    • Application The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use. "If a right course . . . be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments."
    • Application The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
    • Application The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.
    • Application The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study. "Had his application been equal to his talents, his progress might have been greater."
    • Application The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
    • Application The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application .
    • Application The thing applied. "He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched."
    • Application The use of the principles of one science for the purpose of enlarging or perfecting another; as, the application of algebra to geometry.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors, were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.
    • n application The act of applying or putting to; the act of laying on: as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
    • n application The thing or remedy applied: as, the pain was abated by the application.
    • n application The act of making request or of soliciting; the request so made: as, he made application to the Court of Chancery.
    • n application The act of putting to a special use or purpose; adaptation to a specific end.
    • n application The act of fixing the mind on something; close attention; devotion, as to a pursuit; assiduous effort.
    • n application The act of applying a general principle, law, or theory to a particular case; the demonstration of the relation of a general principle to an actual state of things; the testing of something theoretical by applying it in practice.
    • n application In law, appropriation; the act of allotting among several debts a payment inadequate to satisfy all. See appropriation, 4 .
    • n application In astrology, the approach of a planet to any aspect. Synonyms Request, solicitation, appeal, petition. Industry, Assiduity, Application, etc. See assiduity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: From bridges to rebar, rust is everywhere. According to a recent study, the annual cost of metallic corrosion in the U.S. is approximately $300 billion. The report, by Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, and the Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Washington, D.C., estimated that about one-third of that cost could be avoided through broader application of corrosion-resistant material and "best anti-corrosive practice" from design through maintenance.
    • n Application the act of applying, e.g. the administration of a remedy: diligence: employment, use of anything in special regard to something else, as in the 'application' of a story to real life, the lesson or moral of a fable: close thought or attention: request: a kind of needlework, appliqué:
    • n Application (obs.) compliance
    • ***


  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Adultery is the application of democracy to love.”
  • Grace Speare
    Grace Speare
    “Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application -- practice. What you practice is what you manifest.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.”
  • Gene Fowler
    Gene Fowler
    “Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application.”
  • Jean Genet
    “The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. applicatio, fr. applicare,: cf. F. application,. See Apply
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aplier—L. applicāre, ātumad, to, plicāre, -ātum, to fold.


In literature:

An application was made for the extension of this patent.
"Obed Hussey" by Various
Complete directions for convenient out-of-door sleeping will be furnished, upon application, by the Life Extension Institute.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Great care is taken in the investigation of the history of applicants for membership, and none but persons of good reputation are admitted.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
In the writer's opinion, there is little doubt that in the future this, or a similar process, will find a very wide application.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Further, by its application, the dead might have been brought to life again.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
This principle is especially applicable to sexual relations.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
The practical application of the principle laid down above is a (p. 068) matter of simplicity compared with the other methods of dyeing.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Downing had a fine show for a wheat crop on exceedingly poor land from the application of only 90 lbs.
"Guano" by Solon Robinson
Now, for a practical application of this knowledge.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Massage, rubbings, baths, and warm applications are recommended for the paralytic conditions.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh

In poetry:

His application caus'd no sorrow;
He was not apt to lend or borrow.
Then as the year roll'd round its course,
An Almanack would add its force.
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
He made no immediate application
Of this to relation of the state
To the individual, the month was more temperate
Because this beauty had been.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
All of us shou'd, before our death, implore,
With application warm, th' eternal Pow'r —
That is the time, our suit shou'd be preferr'd,
That is the time, our prayer may be heard.
"That It Is In Vain To Pray For The Dead" by Rees Prichard
Up spoke Mr. Hammill, sittin at his desk,
"This year application does me much perplesk;
What I do adwise you, is to leave this babby
In the Parish where it was left, by its mother shabby."
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Singing light and gentle hands, and a nurse who understands
How to manage every sort of application,
From a poultice to a leech; whom you haven't got to teach
The way to make a poppy fomentation.
"Nightingale's Song to the Sick Soldier" by Anonymous British
died, and began to give me sideways looks.
'Chirst,' I thought 'what now?' and would have askt for another
but didn't dare.
I feel my application failing. It's growing dark,
some other sound is overcoming. His last words are:
'We betrayed me.'
"Dream Song 55: Peter's not friendly. He gives me sideways looks" by John Berryman

In news:

This specification covers the requirements applicable to the design and construction of three classes of centrifugal pump (Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3) for shipboard application.
High availability and near-term server failover, previously the province of clustered servers, are now available in virtualization applications for less money and less hassle than had been the case with pure-play clustering applications.
CMOSIS, one of the leading suppliers of CMOS image sensors for industrial applications, today introduced a 20-Megapixel image sensor for demanding, industrial applications.
"IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 7, no.
"IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 5, no.
A new rammable conductive lining opens up new applications for induction heating systems and materials and allows extension of the working temperature of existing applications.
And now, thanks to the new Software Center and Application Catalog, a refreshed computer's user need only click to reinstall all of the applications his job requires.
Pax Products, Inc, Celina, OH, introduces the DMC part and scrap conveyor, for applications requiring the removal of larger stamped parts and scrap, particularly in end-of-press applications.
So if you're thinking of buying talent-management applications from a new suite vendor, keep in mind my " Cynic 's Six Steps to Application Integration" and determine which step the seller is on.
The liquor license application is posted on the Olympia-based state Liquor Control Board's Web site, with an application filing date of Oct 19.
Lenze Americas Plug and Drive 8400 protec frequency inverter drive is said to be quick to commission in demanding applications in the automotive, logistics, and printing industrial applications.
Lim is a world-renowned applications engineer, author and lecturer in the concrete testing arena, bringing years of hands-on, application-oriented expertise to the Proceq team.
K-Tron's P-series Venturi loader conveys powders in sanitary food applications, and can be used for loading hoppers as well as loss-in-weight feeder refill applications.
The programs users work with, such as word processors and spreadsheets, are called "applications," "application programs " or simply "apps.
If vendors offered application appliances including hardware and software, then the only choice becomes which application.

In science:

Finally, in [1, 16], the authors consider the problem of matching applicants to job positions. A matching is said to be popular if the number of happy applicants is as large as possible.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
Applications of RMT to QCD differ in several respects from other applications.
Handbook Article on Applications of Random Matrix Theory to QCD
The reader may find there a detailed discussion of probabilistic properties of determinantal processes as well as a wide array of their applications; many applications are also described in various chapters of this volume.
Determinantal point processes
These considerations are of direct relevance to applications of randomness, and in particular cryptographic applications.
Random Numbers Certified by Bell's Theorem
Applications of the method to a gauge theory are important as precursors to applications to QCD.
On the nonperturbative solution of Pauli--Villars-regulated light-front QED: A comparison of the sector-dependent and standard parameterizations