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English definition of “application”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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