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 for application
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: application,
           practical application]
      2: a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or
         admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for
      3: the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a
         topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires
         several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating
         of paint"; [syn: application, coating, covering]
      4: 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" [syn: application,
         application program, applications programme]
      5: liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or
         medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry
         skin" [syn: lotion, application]
      6: a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious
         application" [syn: application, diligence]
      7: 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"

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