Definitions

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

  • adj. Put into practice or a particular use: applied physics.

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  • adj. put into practical use
  • adj. of a branch of science, serving another branch of science or engineering
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of apply.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Put on; put to; directed; employed: said specifically of a science when its laws are employed and exemplified in dealing with concrete phenomena, and in this use distinguished from abstract or theoretical.

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

  • adj. concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

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Examples

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  • Asian carp is a term applied to several related species of carp that were brought to the United States in the 1970s to control algae in catfish farms in the South.

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  • Real property meant more than land; the term applied to that cluster of privileges and rights which centered on land, or on the exercise of power which had a focus in some point in space.

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  • The expression did not actually imply homosexuality but was often used to imply femininity, though the term applied to both males and females.

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  • Grass-fed: The term applied to feed animals such as cows, chickens, or pigs that have been raised, at least partially, in the pasture.

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  • Grass-finished: The term applied to feed animals such as cows, chicken, or pigs that have been raised exclusively in pasture.

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  • Free-range: The term applied to feed animals such as cows, chickens, or pigs that were not raised exclusively in a stockyard or feedlot, but rather allowed to roam free on the range or in the pasture.

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  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a term applied to a variety of infections (diseases) that are passed from one person to another primarily through vaginal, oral, or anal sex.

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  • In the United States, “sherbet” is the term applied to fruit ices with milk solids included 3–5% to fill out the flavor and help soften the texture.

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  • It is more specific and intimate than gofer, a term applied to any aide ready to “go fer” coffee or do other menial tasks.

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