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application

Pronunciation: ap-li-kā′shun

Definition:

  1. The act of applying, as in bringing a medicine, dressing, or device into contact with the body surface.
  2. The act of putting to a specific use, or the capacity of being so used.
  3. A formal request, usually in writing.

[L. applicatio, , fr. ap-plico, to affix]

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