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English definition of “application”

application

noun [C/U] (REQUEST)   /ˌæp·lɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
an official request for something, esp. one made in writing or by sending in a form: [U] a letter of application [C] I’ve sent off applications for four different jobs.
(Definition of application noun (REQUEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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