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application

1. something, such as a healing agent or lotion, that is applied, esp to the skin
2. Logic maths the process of determining the value of a function for a given argument
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application

[‚ap·lə′kā·shən]
(computer science)
A computer program that performs a specific task, for example, a word processor, a Web browser, or a spread sheet.
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application

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application

(1) Software that is used for business or entertainment. The terms "application," "application program," "software application" and simply "app" may refer to virtually any type of program from spreadsheets such as Excel to media players such as iTunes to virtual reality games such as Second Life. However, the term specifically excludes essential control software such as the operating system (see system software).

One or Many Files
In the computer, an application can be made up of a single executable file or hundreds of files, which includes additional software modules, configuration files and ancillary data files. See application program and application software.

(2) A particular purpose for using technology such as a computer. An application can refer to a functional category such as payroll, inventory and billing, or to a business category such as manufacturing, banking or retail. It may also refer to scientific or medical categories. Although awkward, one could use the word to mean both definitions #1 and #2 in the same sentence. For example, "this application is used in medical applications" is technically correct.
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People in Europe desiring to join the excursion--contagious sickness to be avoided--boating at the expense of the ship--physician on board--the circuit of the globe to be made if the passengers unanimously desired it--the company to be rigidly selected by a pitiless "Committee on Applications"--the vessel to be as rigidly selected by as pitiless a "Committee on Selecting Steamer." Human nature could not withstand these bewildering temptations.
As promising as geotechnical applications are, the volume of sand that smaller metalcasters can provide might limit their ability to participate in the application.
NetWeaver is a set of technologies--a platform--for integrating disparate business processes across applications, databases, and other information technology (IT), for building new applications, and for reusing applications and existing IT functionality in new applications.
You've deployed solid network security products, which means today's attack vector of choice is through your applications," reports Michael Gavin in his January 3, 2006 research titled Application Firewalls - Are they Worth the investment?
"Business process projects that attempt to directly marry process to application and system interfaces are destined to fail," the Pervasive paper maintains.
Before automation, it could take up to five days for an administrator to see a completed application and get a secretary to set up an interview.
When the user first logs into an account, the application must not clutter the screen with more than required information.
Tokyo, Japan, July 26, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - SpaceTag, a leading open-source developer known for its de facto WAMP standard, has added an English language website (http://online.spacetag.jp/) with free download functions, providing SpaceTag Server, improved and easy to install XOOPS for SpaceTag Server and other applications. SpaceTag software has already demonstrated its overwhelming popularity, with more than 80,000 downloads since the opening of its Japanese and Korean language websites in February, 2005.
"Web application firewalls can provide significant protection for both internal and external facing applications," says Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect Security, and one of the original authors of OWASP's Top Ten list.
The application process itself can be an essential element in that communication process.
When it's critical to have a transparent interface between two applications, users will sometimes have a custom application written that communicates directly with the databases where the information is stored.

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