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 for Applied chemistry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apply \Ap*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Applied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Applying.] [OF. aplier, F. appliquer, fr. L. applicare to
     join, fix, or attach to; ad + plicare to fold, to twist
     together. See Applicant, Ply.]
     1. To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another);
        -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply
        medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
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              He said, and the sword his throat applied. --Dryden.
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     2. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose,
        or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to
        apply money to the payment of a debt.
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     3. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable,
        fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the
        case; to apply an epithet to a person.
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              Yet God at last
              To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied. --Milton.
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     4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with
        attention; to attach; to incline.
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              Apply thine heart unto instruction.   --Prov. xxiii.
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     5. To direct or address. [R.]
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              Sacred vows . . . applied to grisly Pluto. --Pope.
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     6. To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
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              I applied myself to him for help.     --Johnson.
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     7. To busy; to keep at work; to ply. [Obs.]
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              She was skillful in applying his "humors." --Sir P.
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     8. To visit. [Obs.]
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              And he applied each place so fast.    --Chapman.
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     Applied chemistry. See under Chemistry.
     Applied mathematics. See under Mathematics.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chemistry \Chem"is*try\ (k[e^]m"[i^]s*tr[y^]; 277), n. [From
     Chemist. See Alchemy.]
     1. That branch of science which treats of the composition of
        substances, and of the changes which they undergo in
        consequence of alterations in the constitution of the
        molecules, which depend upon variations of the number,
        kind, or mode of arrangement, of the constituent atoms.
        These atoms are not assumed to be indivisible, but merely
        the finest grade of subdivision hitherto attained.
        Chemistry deals with the changes in the composition and
        constitution of molecules. See Atom, Molecule.
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     Note: Historically, chemistry is an outgrowth of alchemy (or
           alchemistry), with which it was anciently identified.
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     2. An application of chemical theory and method to the
        consideration of some particular subject; as, the
        chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo.
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     3. A treatise on chemistry.
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     Note: This word and its derivatives were formerly written
           with y, and sometimes with i, instead of e, in the
           first syllable, chymistry, chymist, chymical, etc., or
           chimistry, chimist, chimical, etc.; and the
           pronunciation was conformed to the orthography.
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     Inorganic chemistry, that which treats of inorganic or
        mineral substances.
     Organic chemistry, that which treats of the substances
        which form the structure of organized beings and their
        products, whether animal or vegetable; -- called also
        chemistry of the carbon compounds. There is no
        fundamental difference between organic and inorganic
     Physiological chemistry, the chemistry of the organs and
        tissues of the body, and of the various physiological
        processes incident to life.
     Practical chemistry, or Applied chemistry, that which
        treats of the modes of manufacturing the products of
        chemistry that are useful in the arts, of their
        applications to economical purposes, and of the conditions
        essential to their best use.
     Pure chemistry, the consideration of the facts and theories
        of chemistry in their purely scientific relations, without
        necessary reference to their practical applications or
        mere utility.
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