From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishapplicationap‧pli‧ca‧tion /ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 written request [countable, uncountable]ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something a formal, usually written, request for something such as a job, place at university, or permission to do somethingapplication for an application for a grantapplication 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 [countable, uncountable]USE something the practical purpose for which a machine, idea etc can be used, or a situation when this is usedapplication of/to/in the applications of genetic engineering in agriculture The research has many practical applications.3 computersTD [countable] a piece of computer software which does a particular job We received training on a number of spreadsheet and database applications.4 paint/liquid [countable, uncountable]PUT when you put something such as paint, liquid, medicine etc onto a surfaceapplication of The application of fertilizer increased the size of the plants.5 effort [uncountable]TRY TO DO OR GET something attention or effort over a long period of time Making your new business successful requires luck, patience, and application.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + applicationa job applicationHe's made twenty-three job applications and had five interviews.a planning application (=an official request for permission to build something)We have lodged a planning application for a housing development on the site.a formal application (=made officially)Turkey has made a formal application to join the European Union.application + NOUNan application formSimply fill in the application form and return it to your bank.a letter of applicationThe purpose of your letter of application is to get an interview.verbsmake an applicationCandidates are advised to make an early application to the university.fill out/fill in an application (=write all the necessary information on it)I would like to fill out an application for the position.You can fill in the application form online.put in/submit an applicationThe company has submitted a planning application.consider an application (=think carefully about it before making a decision)All applications will be considered on their own merits.grant/approve an application (=give permission to do or have something)What are the reasons for not granting this application?refuse/reject/turn down an application (=say no to an application)Their planning application was rejected because of a lack of parking facilities.process an application (=officially deal with it)Your application for British citizenship will be processed by the Immigration Service. accept an applicationThe college refused to accept my application.withdraw your applicationThe company withdrew its application to build the bridge.
Examples from the Corpusapplication• The larger bottle contains approximately 25 applications.• a graphics application• The first two banks Williams visited denied her application for a loan.• Since I left university I've sent off nearly fifty job applications.• Its best known application is Cardizem, for treating hypertension.• His $ 400,000 loan application is still pending before the federal Small Business Administration.• A computer has a wide range of applications for businesses.• The possible applications of this invention are limitless.• scientific research and its practical applications• Microsoft faces three main challenges: the rise of the Internet, slowing applications revenues and the threat of break-up.• New students will learn how to use word- processing and spreadsheet applications.• Initially much of the Unix-based software was for technical applications but more and more commercial packages are emerging.• The surface could be built up to some extent by the application of thick and successive layers.• If they have, this may prejudice the application even where the test was negative.• Until now, each parallel computer has been so different that users had to re-write applications every time they changed machines.• We're pleased to announce that your application for membership has been accepted.letter of application• However, if you can not find this person you will need to type a cover letter of application for your resume.• With an eye for a nice little earner, Del Trotter dictated his letter of application to chief sports writer Roy Collins.• The principal said he offered me the Position sight unseen based on my letter of application and my resume.• In a remarkable letter of application, he set out his reasons in detail.• Time can be saved by using a standard letter of application.• The letters of application would break your heart.• Sands wrote two letters of application.practical applications• The following chapters provide step-by-step instructions for practical applications.• Which allows her to bring us up-to-date on all current issues in the field with relevant for practical applications on all levels.• There are many practical applications for analytical geochemistry.• Models based on soap films have many practical applications in the investigation of minimum surface areas.• Others see even more practical applications for these virtual places.• Objectives for Care outlines practical applications for nurses to use in their everyday working lives.• The practical applications are out of my star.• Many of the concepts about power discussed previously are limited to practical applications made by managers on a day-today basis.application of• The application of fertilizer increased the size of the plants.From Longman Business Dictionaryapplicationap‧pli‧ca‧tion /ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun1[countable] a formal, usually written, request for something or for permission to do somethingan application to do somethingIt has submitted an application to establish a distribution company.The company filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to begin trials on the drug.application foran application for a grantFill in your application form and return it to us before 30 April.2[countable] a practical use for somethingSheet steel is used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from pails to car hoods.3[countable]COMPUTING a piece of software for a particular use or jobThe top-selling application was Microsoft Office. → multiple applicationsOrigin application (1400-1500) Latin applicatio, from applicare; → APPLY