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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

(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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(36) One could argue that this approach fits both the applicational and incarnational approaches described by Chase.
Needless to say, in the meantime numerous applicational papers on break detection have emerged.
This work was partially supported by National Natural Science Fund (41272363), Open Fund of Geomathematics Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province (scsxdz2012001), Key Natural Science Foundation of Sichuan Education Department (12ZA008), the young scientific research backbone teachers of CDUT (KYGG201309), basical and applicational project of Sichuan Provincial Department of science and technology (2013JY0061).
In many applicational sectors, FWD orders are up 10%--some much more.
Applicational investigation of Altman and Fulmer bankruptcy prediction models in Tehran stock exchange, The Iranian Accounting and Auditing Review 16: 19-34.
They should protect your data for both applicational security policies and data encryption, while still allowing you to fully access your data and integrate it with the other applications.
Looijen defines application management as following: "Conserving and maintaining applicational programs and applicational database" (Looijen, 2004).

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