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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that applies, as for a job.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who applies for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.
  • n. The third coordinate (or z-coodinate) in a three dimensional coordinate system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who apples for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who applies; one who makes request; a petitioner; a candidate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin applicāns, present participle of applicāre, to affix; see apply.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin applicans, present participle of applicare. See apply. (Wiktionary)

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