Definitions

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

  • n. An instrument for applying something, such as medicine or glue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tool or device used to apply a fluid or semi-fluid substance to a surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who applies.
  • n. A surgical instrument for applying anything, as caustic or a tent, to a deep-seated part.

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

  • n. a device for applying a substance

Etymologies

From application. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To ensure the safety of the contents inside, the label applicator lightly press down on the product just enough for the sticker to take hold.

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  • Describe installation and configuration of RFID label applicator

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  • New food label applicator delivers improved versatility at less cost

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  • The applicator is a very thin brush, much like an eyeliner one.

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  • The gloss comes out of a small hole in the tube's slanted-tip applicator, which is part of the tube.

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  • If you apply an adhesive label, always use a full-size circular label to maintain symmetry and balance on the disc, and be sure to use a label applicator to center the label and smoothly apply it.

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  • The applicator is a brush (which I happen to prefer over sponge tip!) and not only does it impart a high shine, it is pigmented too.

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  • Stephanie Prior said: Nexplanon has a new preloaded applicator which is designed to reduce the risk of insertion difficulties and it is radio-opaque so that it can be identified on an

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  • The packaging didn't really say whether or not there was some kind of applicator inside.

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  • He or she must be an "applicator" first and a pilot second.

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  • I have a garage full of them.

    April 4, 2008

  • Or instrumentalities that aren't invented at all. Damn, I hate those.

    April 3, 2008

  • What I really hate are instrumentalities invented for no particular purpose.

    April 3, 2008

  • So long as it's invented for a particular purpose, that is.

    April 3, 2008

  • Great. Next time I buy some glue, it should come with an instrumentality.

    April 3, 2008

  • I like the other definition more. I think instrumentality is my new favourite word.

    April 3, 2008

  • Whahaha!

    April 3, 2008