Adjective "application" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A formal request to be considered for a position or to be allowed to do or have something, submitted to an authority, institution, or organization.
  1. mass noun 'licences are available on application'
  2. 'He's just lost an application for leave to appeal to the High Court, but he has no regrets.'
  3. 'I can also confirm that we will be moving forward swiftly with our application for authority to award our own degrees.'
  4. 'A person who is in France and wishes to make an application for asylum should properly do so to the French authorities.'
  5. 'His application for assistance was rejected as immigration authorities were not satisfied he could not have claimed asylum where he entered the country.'
  6. 'The following month he made a formal application for asylum, giving an address in east London.'
  7. 'He was the officer who had authorised the application for the search warrants.'
  8. 'The Immigration Service will soon be identifying the pass mark that will lead to an invitation to lodge an application for residence.'
  9. 'Police said authorities had rejected his application for asylum.'
  10. 'Very soon after her arrival the applicant lodged an application for a protection visa.'
  11. 'The local authority expect Treasury to submit their first application for planning permission this Autumn.'
The action of putting something into operation.
  1. count noun 'massage has far-reaching medical applications'
  2. 'The story sparked public support for the families and opposition against tough application of the rules.'
  3. 'Revenue problems will be dealt with separately through a general rate application in the spring.'
  4. 'I think most would agree that she was extremely shy to pronounce general rules of application.'
  5. 'The contribution of the global research community to the creation and application of medical technologies for these countries is weakened.'
  6. 'And there would be serious civil liberties concerns if there was general application of those kind of powers.'
  7. 'But application of these general policies in the Internet era is not as straightforward.'
  8. 'There can be no partisan application of laws, rules or policy.'
  9. 'If true, this is a good example of the functional application of legal rules as understood, by those who operate under them.'
  10. 'These systems differ in the configuration and application of electronic map operating and graphic imaging functions.'
  11. 'That was the contention of the political philosopher, and it's a lesson of more general application.'
  12. 'Fine and dandy you say, but does it have, like, any practical application?'
  13. 'The further removed from usefulness or practical application, the more important.'
  14. 'Based on consideration to date, there were a number of positive elements in the key findings which had general application.'
  15. 'Each model is an entity unto itself and designed for specific application and operational parameters.'
  16. 'They suggest that use of this approach led to a reduction of aggressive incidents and that the approach has broader application to other forensic and mental health settings.'
  17. 'Such observations appear to be of general application.'
  18. 'Since laws are of general application it is inevitable that the wording of statutes is not always precise.'
  19. 'His judgment has general application - intelligence never wins wars.'
  20. 'It will obviously be of general application in broadly similar circumstances.'
The action of applying something to a surface.
  1. count noun 'a fresh application of make-up'
  2. 'An effort should be made to apply pesticides into these areas as opposed to application onto exposed surfaces.'
  3. 'Oil application to the rind surface produced a more severe blemish than did mechanical damage.'
  4. 'Also, some mattings have shown improved performance from surface application.'
  5. 'She also gives talks and demonstrations on make-up application, styling and colours to large and small groups.'
  6. 'Furthermore, surface application of lime cannot alleviate toxic subsoil Al, which presents a barrier to deep rooting and the uptake of water and nutrients.'
  7. 'This will allow application of fresh grease and adjustment to the cone and ball assembly.'
  8. 'The first time lightening application should be applied approximately one half to one third of an inch from the scalp to the ends.'
  9. 'Each application of paint gave a different look to the surface and the figure.'
  10. 'The proposed label language also applies to overhead chemigation application of pesticides.'
  11. 'One bizarre addendum to his ‘performance’ was his extraordinary application of stage make-up.'
  12. 'Keep the application on the skin for the time recommended in the instructions and then wait for twenty four hours.'
  13. 'Keep the application on the skin for the time recommended in the instructions and remove.'
Sustained effort; hard work.
  1. 'It is even possible that most are displaying effort and application above and beyond the call of duty.'
  2. 'Males need to stop moaning about being disadvantaged by the system, there is nothing stopping us except our own lack of application and effort.'
  3. 'It requires application and concentration and attention to detail.'
  4. 'The truth is that faith requires time, patience and application - and society has none of these in abundance.'
  5. 'The culture of perseverance, study and application (she said) needed to be reinstated in our schools.'
  6. 'There's less emphasis on the two or three weeks of revision leading up to the single day of an exam, where boys could shine with an exceptional effort of energy and application.'
  7. 'This particular skills area is one that requires dedicated attention and application.'
  8. 'There is no want of effort and application but little thought is given to trying a spanner.'
  9. 'For the first time he realised it was not necessarily something based on instinct or which grew organically, but rather was the result of application and hard work.'
  10. 'All involve assiduous application, as well as research for continuous improvement, and all require a lifelong daily effort.'
A program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose.
  1. 'Thus, a user is not required to interact with the textual source code of an application program when debugging it.'
  2. 'The remote computer runs the application program, typically in a stand-alone capacity, and accesses a system manager building block via a second communications link.'
  3. 'Mobile data will allow remote access to all the databases and software applications a firm can muster.'

More definitions

1. the act of putting to a special use or purpose: the application of common sense to a problem.

2. the special use or purpose to which something is put: a technology having numerous applications never thought of by its inventors.

3. the quality of being usable for a particular purpose or in a special way; relevance: This has no application to the case.

4. the act of requesting.

5. a written or spoken request or appeal for employment, admission, help, funds, etc.: to file an a

More examples(as adjective)

"forms can be application."

"papers can be application."

"works can be application."

"softwares can be application."

"printers can be application."

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Middle English: via Old French from Latin applicatio(n-), from the verb applicare (see apply).