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 for applied
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.
                                                    12.
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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.
                                                    Sidney.
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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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  applied
      adj 1: concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with
             fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied
             psychology"; "technical problems in medicine,
             engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"-
             Sidney Hook [ant: theoretical]

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