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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

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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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There was a vast difference between Gray's caveat and Bell's application. A caveat is a declaration that the writer has NOT invented a thing, but believes that he is about to do so; while an APPLICATION is a declaration that the writer has already perfected the invention.
Unfortunately, geotechnical applications haven't received the widespread acceptance from regulators that has greeted the use of sand in manufactured products.
"Depends on how much they like to get under the covers." However, users might see new and useful business applications, process capabilities, or neat little analysis and display tools while visiting other companies, plants, suppliers, or even trade shows.
Applications: Micromolding of parts from 25 mg to 1 g.
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?
Let's take our capabilities and integrate them, and allow the various applications to talk to each other,'" says Suzanne Fortman, marketing manager for Cincom Smalltalk, a software development suite offering features that facilitate SOA.
In response, members of the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training have embarked on a more formalized and vigorous monitoring and analysis of outcomes of reviews of NIEHS applications by the CSR.
Each spring, Kudelka's staff receives between 800 and 1,000 applications. The paperwork is overwhelming.
"This will help you better manage your virtual assets and avoid shutting down a server and unintentionally impacting more users or applications than you expected."
The insurance companies may have a host of applications based on various product lines, distribution channels or even on different functionalities.
SpaceTag Server is the integrated Open Source Package for Windows that runs applications like "XOOPS for SpaceTag Server" (an improved version of XOOPS with an original easy-to-install feature).
F5 Networks, Inc., a leading application security services provider, has tested F5's TrafficShield web application firewall and found that it meets its expectations for a web application firewall.

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