applied applied  /ə ˈplaɪd/


  1. (adj) concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
  2. (v) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  3. (v) be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  4. (v) ask (for something)
  5. (v) apply to a surface
  6. (v) be applicable to; as to an analysis
  7. (v) give or convey physically
  8. (v) avail oneself to
  9. (v) ensure observance of laws and rules
  10. (v) refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
  11. (v) apply oneself to


  1. The key is identifying where capital is being applied efficiently and inefficiently.
  2. Despite an easing of marijuana laws in the 1970s, the Reagan Administration's get-tough drug policies applied to marijuana as well.
  3. It has also applied for patents covering dozens of business processes, from cereal-storage methods--no one likes stale granola--to ways of combining Kix and Trix in a takeout box.


  1. Applied Rapid Technologies to Distribute Bolson Materials

    Spools of ABS and ABS+ materials for production grade 3D printers FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation (ART), a leading provider of rapid prototyping and short-run production solutions announces the addition of Bolson Materials to our additive manufacturing materials offerings. These materials help lower operating costs and add value and features beyond those ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend and Announces Annual Meeting Date

    CLEVELAND, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) Chief Executive Officer Neil A. Schrimsher today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) Surged To A New High For The Year

    Shares of Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) climbed for the majority of Tuesday's session. The stock ended the day with a gain of 1.62 at $9.72 on the highest volume of the year.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: RTT News


  1. "He has applied the Constitution and the laws of the land with fidelity and restraint," Obama told reporters in the White House Rose Garden April 9.
    on Apr 10, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Under any standards of scrutiny that we have applied to enumerated constitutional rights, banning from the home the most preferred firearm in the nation to keep and use for protection of one's home and family, would fail constitutional muster,"...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Martin Luther King III, son of the famous civil rights leader, said some punishment may be in order for the six teens, but he criticized a justice system that "isn't applied the same to all crimes and all people."
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Washington Post

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