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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

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.

application

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application

(2)

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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Each digital format -- corresponding to a given standard or an application program -- requires different interpretation, and although a few dozen formats may account for most digital artifacts, there are thousands of other formats whose importance may become apparent only in the future.
of the United States, Java enables application programs to run on most computers because it is compatible with most operating systems, including UNIX, Linux, Macintosh and Windows.
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In addition, he promoted and oversaw the development of PC software application programs that are used to manage country's international military education and training and foreign military sales programs.
Of course, most of us already have lots of application programs in place.
CD-Switch by InControl Systems resolves the time consuming problem inherent in switching between application programs and CD-ROM products.
In addition, this solution restores control of network security by restricting users to data files instead of application programs. A bonus is that diskless workstations make life easier for users, who no longer have to worry about loading software, or handling back-up and recovery of data files.

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