US: /ˌæpɫəˈkeɪʃən/
UK: /ˌæplɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

application /,æpli'keiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự gắn vào, sự áp vào, sự ghép vào, sự đính vào, sự đắp vào, sự tra vào ((cũng) appliance)
      • the application of a plaster to a wound: sự đắp thuốc vào vết thương
    • vật gắn, vật áp, vật ghép, vật đính, vật đắp, vật tra
    • sự dùng, sự áp dụng, sự ứng dụng
      • medicine for external application: thuốc dùng ngoài da
    • sự chuyên cần, sự chuyên tâm
      • a man of close application: một người rất chuyên cần
    • lời xin, lời thỉnh cầu; đơn xin
      • application for a job: đơn xin việc làm
      • to make an application to someone for something: gửi đơn cho ai để xin việc gì
      • to put in an application: đệ đơn xin, gửi đơn xin

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
for job / course
1 [C, U] ~ (to sb) (for sth / to do sth) a formal (often written) request for sth, such as a job, permission to do sth or a place at a college or university: a planning / passport application + His application to the court for bail has been refused. + an application for membership / a loan / a licence + an application form (= a piece of paper on which to apply for sth) + Further information is available on application to the principal.
practical use
2 [U, C] ~ (of sth) (to sth) the practical use of sth, especially a theory, discovery, etc: the application of new technology to teaching + The new invention would have wide application / a wide range of applications in industry.
of paint / cream
3 [C, U] an act of putting or spreading sth, such as paint or medical creams, onto sth else: lotion for external application only (= to be put on the skin, not swallowed) + It took three applications of paint to cover the graffiti.
of rule / law
4 [U] the act of making a rule, etc. operate or become effective: strict application of the law
5 [C] a program designed to do a particular job; a piece of SOFTWARE: a database application
hard work
6 [U] (formal) determination to work hard at sth; great effort: Success as a writer demands great application.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 use, employment, utilization, practice, operation:
The committee wants to see a sterner application of the law with respect to mail-order offers.
2 relevancy, relevance, reference, pertinence, germaneness, appositeness; bearing:
The application of the regulation to present circumstances is somewhat vague.
3 attention; diligence, industriousness, effort, perseverance, persistence, assiduity, devotion, dedication, commitment, attentiveness Colloq stick-to-it-iveness; industry:
Her application to her studies leaves little time for recreation. Without application, you will never develop much skill at the piano.
4 request, solicitation; appeal, petition, claim:
Gavin made six job applications. The board will consider your application.

Collocation dictionary

1 written request


formal, written | successful
I am pleased to tell you that your application for the post of Assistant Editor has been successful.
| unsuccessful | job, membership, patent, planning, etc.
All planning applications should be submitted to the local council.


file, lodge, make, send in, submit
The applicant must file a written application to the court.
| withdraw | consider, examine, process, screen
It takes time to process each application.
| invite
Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in French.
| grant
(law) His application for bail was granted.
| refuse
reject, turn down




by ~
(formal) Admission is obtained by written application.
| on ~
A permit is available on application to the company.
| ~ for
an application for a new licence
| ~ to
an application to the local authority

2 practical use


What are the practical applications of this work?
| general
The program is designed for general application.
| wide | agricultural, industrial

3 computing


client-server, database, multimedia, software


You can run several applications at the same time.
| develop


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Concise English dictionary

+a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
+the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
+a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
+the work of applying something
+liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
+a diligent effort