›[C]HRan official request for a job, a place on a course, etc., usually in writing: an application for sthWe received over 250 applications for the post.make/submit an applicationYou can submit your application online.a job/college/membership applicationthe application procedure/process
›[C]FINANCEan official request to get something such as a loan or shares: turn down/refuse/reject an applicationHer mortgage application was refused.grant/approve an applicationYou will receive the money as soon as your application is approved.make/put in/submit an application a loan/credit card/share application
›[C]an official request for permission to do something: an application to do sthOfficials have denied his many applications to add a second storey to his home.an application for sthHer application for asylum in Ireland was successful.a planning/licence/passport application
›[C]ITa computer program that is designed for a particular purpose: Email is the most often-used application.An error message reported that there was not enough memory to run the application.internet/web/Windows™ applicationan application programs/software
›[C]a way in which something can be used: The new technology has many applications.practical/commercial applicationsThere are obvious practical applications for the research.
›[U]the act of using something for a particular purpose: the application of sthThere are many opportunities for the application of e-commerce.