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.

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


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