|1.||[ noun ] a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school|
"December 31 is the deadline for applications"
|Related terms:||request credit_application patent_application job_application loan_application apply|
|2.||[ noun ] 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
|Related terms:||use technology misapplication lend_oneself apply|
|3.||[ noun ] (computer science) 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"
|Related terms:||program browser natural_language_processing_application job word_processor editor_program applet active_application|
|4.||[ noun ] (work) 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";
|Related terms:||manual_labor painting waxing lubrication paving anointing lining tinning papering plastering scumble plating tiling spraying fumigation galvanisation foliation tinning coat|
|5.||[ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin|
"a lotion for dry skin"
|Related terms:||remedy calamine_lotion eye-lotion menthol black_lotion rubbing_alcohol witch_hazel liniment put_on|
|6.||[ noun ] a diligent effort|
"it is a job requiring serious application"
|Related terms:||effort implement|