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  • n  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
  • n  a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
    December 31 is the deadline for applications
  • n  the work of applying something;
    the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine
    a complete bleach requires several applications
  • n  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
  • n  liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  • n  a diligent effort
    it is a job requiring serious application
  • n  the action of putting something into operation
    the application of maximum thrust
    massage has far-reaching medical applications
    the application of indexes to tables of data

  • PTI's Jeremy Caplan sorts through 800 iPhone applications to sort the gems from the junk.
  • That's because so many tech firms buoyed by ads placed in Web-based applications like the Google Docs word processor and the thousands of apps on Facebook can now afford to .
  • And there a lot of different applications that are going to be developed to allow people to share information in different ways.
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  • David Petraeus in Buenos Aires Herald
    I am keenly aware of concerns by some of our troopers on the ground about the application of our rules of engagement and the tactical directive. They should know that I will look very hard at this issue,Petraeus said.
  • Anthony Kennedy in The Associated Press
    The patent application here can be rejected under our precedents on the unpatentability of abstract ideas,Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. "The court, therefore, need not define further what constitutes a patentable process."
  • Jim Balsillie in Washington Post
    The key thing is to play the enabling card to all the music stores that are out there,Balsillie said. "It would make as much sense for me to create my music store as it would be me to create my own e-mail application to compete with Yahoo...

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