HyperDic: application

English > 7 senses of the word application:
NOUNactapplication, practical applicationthe act of bringing something to bear
communicationapplicationa verbal or written request for assistance or employment / employment or admission to a school
actapplication, coating, coveringthe work of applying something
communicationapplication, application program, applications programmea program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
artifactapplication, lotionliquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
actapplication, diligencea diligent effort
actapplicationthe action of putting something into operation
application > pronunciation
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English > application: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe 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"
Synonympractical application
NarrowermisapplicationWrong use or application
technologyThe practical application of science to commerce or industry
Broaderuse, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exerciseThe act of using
Spanishaplicación, aplicación práctica
Catalanaplicació, aplicació pràctica
Verbsapplyrefer (a word or name) to a person or thing
applyput into service
applyavail oneself to
applybe applicable to
English > application: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA verbal or written request for assistance or employment / employment or admission to a school.
Example"December 31 is the deadline for applications"
Narrowercredit applicationAn application for a line of credit
job applicationAn application for a job
loan applicationAn application to borrow money
patent applicationAn application for sole rights to an invention
Broaderrequest, petition, postulationA formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
Spanishaplicación, solicitud
Verbsapplyask (for something)
English > application: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe work of applying something.
  • "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
  • "a complete bleach requires several applications"
Synonymscoating, covering
Narroweranointing, anointmentThe act of applying oil or an oily liquid / liquid
foliationThe work of coating glass with metal / metal foil
fumigationThe application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
galvanization, galvanisationEither the work of covering with metal / metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
lining, facingProviding something with a surface of a different material
lubricationAn application of a lubricant to something
paintingThe act of applying paint to a surface / surface
papering, paperhangingThe application of wallpaper
paving, pavageThe act of applying paving materials to an area
plastering, daubingThe application of plaster / plaster / plaster
platingThe application of a thin coat of metal / metal (as by electrolysis)
scumbleThe application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
sprayingThe application of a liquid / liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
tilingThe application of tiles to cover a surface
tinning, tin-platingThe application of a protective layer of tin
tinningThe application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
waxingThe application of wax to a surface / surface
Broadermanual labor, manual labourlabor done with the hands
Spanishaplicación, baño, capa, cobertura, mano, revestimiento
Catalanbany, capa, , revestiment
Verbsapplyapply to a surface
English > application: 7 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task.
Example"he has tried several different word processing applications"
Synonymsapplication program, applications programme
Narroweractive applicationAn application that is currently running and in the foreground
appletA Java application
browser, web browserA program used to view HTML documents
editor program, editor(computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
frameAn application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
job(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
natural language processor, natural language processing applicationAn application program that deals with natural language text
word processor, word processing systemAn application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer / printer
Broaderprogram, programme, computer program, computer programme(computer science) a sequence / sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
English > application: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningliquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin.
Narrowerblackwash, black lotionA mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
calamine lotionA lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine
eye-lotion, eyewash, collyriumlotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
liniment, embrocationA medicinal liquid / liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
mentholA lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint
rubbing alcohollotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use
witch hazel, wych hazellotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Verbsapplyapply to a surface
English > application: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA diligent effort.
Example"it is a job requiring serious application"
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishdedicación, diligencia
Verbsapplyapply oneself to
English > application: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe 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"
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)

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