application


application
ap|pli|ca|tion
W1S1 [ˌæplıˈkeıʃən] n
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1¦(written request)¦
2¦(practical use)¦
3¦(computers)¦
4¦(paint/liquid)¦
5¦(effort)¦
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[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: applicatio, from applicare; APPLY]
1.) ¦(WRITTEN REQUEST)¦ [U and C]
a formal, usually written, request for something such as a job, place at university, or permission to do something
application for
an application for a grant
application from
The university welcomes applications from overseas students.
We receive hundreds of job applications each year.
I filled in the application form and sent it off.
You have to submit your application before the end of the month.
I've put in an application for a transfer.
He received a letter saying that his application had been rejected .
It can take a long time for your visa application to be processed .
The Council is currently reviewing the way it deals with planning applications .
Thank you for your letter of application , which we received yesterday.
2.) ¦(PRACTICAL USE)¦ [U and C]
practical purpose for which a machine, idea etc can be used, or a situation when this is used
application of/to/in
the applications of genetic engineering in agriculture
The research has many practical applications .
3.) ¦(COMPUTERS)¦
a piece of computer software which does a particular job
We received training on a number of spreadsheet and database applications.
4.) ¦(PAINT/LIQUID)¦ [U and C]
when you put something such as paint, liquid, medicine etc onto a surface
application of
The application of fertilizer increased the size of the plants.
5.) ¦(EFFORT)¦[U]
attention or effort over a long period of time
Making your new business successful requires luck, patience, and application.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
job application
fill in/out an application
application form
make/put in/submit an application
accept somebody's application
reject somebody's application
process an application (=deal with it)
planning application (=a request for permission to build something)
letter of application
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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