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application/ˌæpləˈkeɪʃən/noun
pluralapplications
application
/ˌæpləˈkeɪʃən/
noun
pluralapplications
Learner's definition of APPLICATION  
: a formal and usually written request for something (such as a job, admission to a school, a loan, etc.)
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   b [count] : a document that is used to make a formal request for something
: the act of applying something: such as
: the act of putting something on a surface, a part of the body, etc.
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   b : the use of an idea, method, law, etc., in a particular situation or for a particular purpose
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   c [noncount] : the use of a word, name, etc., to describe someone or something
: the ability to be used for practical purposes
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[count]computers : a computer program that performs a particular task (such as word processing)
— called also "chiefly US, informal"app
[noncount]formal : effort made to work hard in order to complete something successfully
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