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We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture.
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English

Etymology

from Old French application, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] applicationem (noun applicatio) from verb applicare (apply)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
application

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  1. The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  2. The thing applied.
    He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched. --Johnson.
  3. The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
    If a right course . . . be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments. --Locke.
  4. The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.
    I make the remark, and leave you to make the application.
    The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.
  5. (computing) A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)
  6. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
    December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A petition, entreaty, or other request.
    Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.

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References

  • WordNet 3.0 [[1]].

French

Pronunciation

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