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English definition of “application”

application

noun [C or U] (PUTTING ON)    /ˌæp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
the act of spreading or rubbing a substance such as cream or paint on a surface , or a layer of cream or paint : Leave the paint to dry between applications. Regular application of the cream should reduce swelling within 24 hours .Covering and adding layers
(Definition of application noun (PUTTING ON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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