The word application has several uses.
- In medicine, 'application' means putting some drug or ointment usually on the skin where it is absorbed into the human body.
- In computer software, an application is a type of program which is designed for a particular function. Example: word processing.
- In business or government, an application is a (usually paper) form filled out and handed in by a person seeking a privilege from a state or company, such as work, credit, some type of license or permit, or a place to live.
- At work, generally engineering, when dealing with certain materials or objects, an "application" is a purpose that material or object can be used for. Wood and steel have many applications.
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