Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun application

7 senses of application

Sense 1
application, practical application -- (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")
       => use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise -- (the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers")

Sense 2
application -- (a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications")
       => request, petition, postulation -- (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

Sense 3
application, coating, covering -- (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";)
       => manual labor, manual labour -- (labor done with the hands)

Sense 4
application, application program, applications programme -- (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")
       => program, programme, computer program, computer programme -- ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code")

Sense 5
lotion, application -- (liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin")
       => remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic -- (a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain)

Sense 6
application, diligence -- (a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application")
       => effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")

Sense 7
application -- (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")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

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