Application - (n.) The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense;
as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
Application - (n.) The thing applied.
Application - (n.) The act of applying as a means; the employment of
means to accomplish an end; specific use.
Application - (n.) 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 - (n.) Hence, in specific uses: (a) 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. (b) The use of the
principles of one science for the purpose of enlarging or perfecting
another; as, the application of algebra to geometry.
Application - (n.) The capacity of being practically applied or used;
relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
Application - (n.) 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.
Application - (n.) The act of making request of soliciting; as, an
application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
Application - (n.) A request; a document containing a request; as, his
application was placed on file.