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noun     application pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a formal request for permission to do or have something
    application for:

    His application for membership in the club was rejected.

    application to do something:

    The hospital submitted an application to build a new orthopedic wing.

    make/submit/put in an application:

    I’m supposed to submit my application before the end of the week.

    grant/approve an application:

    The bank has approved their mortgage application.

  2. 2
    [countable] a particular use that something has
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the use of a particular method, process, law, etc.

      He pioneered the application of scientific techniques to police work.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal hard work and determination that you put into something for a long period

    With the right degree of application and dedication the team should win a medal.

  4. 4
    [countable] computing a piece of computer software that is designed to do a particular job
  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] the process of putting a substance such as paint or glue on the surface of something
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