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application

noun
 
 
/ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən/
[C] HR an official request for a job, a place on a course, etc., usually in writing: an application for sth We received over 250 applications for the post.make/submit an application You can submit your application online. a job/college/membership application the application procedure/process
[C] FINANCE an official request to get something such as a loan or shares: turn down/refuse/reject an application Her mortgage application was refused.grant/approve an application You 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 sth Officials have denied his many applications to add a second storey to his home.an application for sth Her application for asylum in Ireland was successful. a planning/licence/passport application
[C] IT a 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™ application an application programs/software
[C] a way in which something can be used: The new technology has many applications.practical/commercial applications There are obvious practical applications for the research.
[U] the act of using something for a particular purpose: the application of sth There are many opportunities for the application of e-commerce.
→ See also enterprise application, multiple applications, originating application, share application, speculative application
(Definition of application from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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