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

  Application \Ap`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. applicatio, fr. applicare:
     cf. F. application. See Apply.]
     1. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as,
        the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
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     2. The thing applied.
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              He invented a new application by which blood might
              be stanched.                          --Johnson.
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     3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to
        accomplish an end; specific use.
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              If a right course . . . be taken with children,
              there will not be much need of the application of
              the common rewards and punishments.   --Locke.
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     4. The act of directing or referring something to a
        particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or
        disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the
        remark, and leave you to make the application; the
        application of a theory.
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     5. Hence, in specific uses:
        (a) That part of a sermon or discourse in which the
            principles before laid down and illustrated are
            applied to practical uses; the "moral" of a fable.
        (b) The use of the principles of one science for the
            purpose of enlarging or perfecting another; as, the
            application of algebra to geometry.
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     6. The capacity of being practically applied or used;
        relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
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     7. The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self;
        assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the
        health by application to study.
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              Had his application been equal to his talents, his
              progress might have been greater.     --J. Jay.
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     8. The act of making request of soliciting; as, an
        application for an office; he made application to a court
        of chancery.
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     9. A request; a document containing a request; as, his
        application was placed on file.
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