1. 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

Definition categories: act, employment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization

2. a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school

- December 31 is the deadline for applications

Definition categories: communication, petition, postulation, request

3. the work of applying something

- the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine

- a complete bleach requires several applications

Similar word(s): coating, covering

Definition categories: act

4. 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

Definition categories: communication, program, programme

5. liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

Similar word(s): lotion

Definition categories: man–made, curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

6. a diligent effort

- it is a job requiring serious application

Similar word(s): diligence

Definition categories: act, effort, exertion, sweat, travail

7. 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

Definition categories: act, action

Sentences with application as a noun:

- I make the remark, and leave you to make the application.The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.

- This iPhone application can connect to most social networks.

- December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.

- Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.