Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Put into practice or a particular use.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Channeling money to the opposition through the SNC could also force the Free Syrian Army, the term applied to the loose-knit group of defected Syrian soldiers and locally commanded opposition fighters, to finally recognize the leadership of the SNC.

    Attacks Bring Syria's Chaos to New Front

  • 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.

    Mississippi flooding may have spread invasive fish

  • 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.

    Mississippi flooding may have spread invasive fish

  • 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.

    A History of American Law

  • 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.

    A History of American Law

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

    The UltraMetabolism Cookbook

  • 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.

    The UltraMetabolism Cookbook

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

    Dont You Forget About Me

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

    Dont You Forget About Me

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

    The UltraMetabolism Cookbook

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