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Application vs. Advantage

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Applicationnoun

The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense

‘The application of this cream should reduce the swelling.’;

Advantagenoun

(countable) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.

‘The enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.’;

Applicationnoun

The substance applied.

Advantagenoun

(obsolete) Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.

Applicationnoun

The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.

Advantagenoun

Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit

‘the advantage of a good constitution’; ‘Having the faster car is of little advantage.’;

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Applicationnoun

The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence.

‘I make the remark, and leave you to make the application.’; ‘The application of a theory to a set of data can be challenging.’;

Advantagenoun

(tennis) The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next to carry the game.

Applicationnoun

(computing) A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)

‘This iPhone application can connect to most social networks.’;

Advantagenoun

(soccer) The continuation of the game after a foul against the attacking team, because the attacking team are in an advantageous position.

Applicationnoun

A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school, course or similar.

‘December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications.’;

Advantagenoun

Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).

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Applicationnoun

A petition, entreaty, or other request, with the adposition for denoting the subject matter.

‘Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.’;

Advantageverb

(transitive) to provide (someone) with an advantage, to give an edge to

Applicationnoun

The act of requesting, claiming, or petitioning something.

Advantageverb

(reflexive) to do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of

Applicationnoun

Diligence; close thought or attention.

Advantagenoun

Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.

‘Give me advantage of some brief discourse.’; ‘The advantages of a close alliance.’;

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Applicationnoun

A kind of needlework; appliqué.

Advantagenoun

Superiority; mastery; - with of or over.

‘Lest Satan should get an advantage of us.’;

Applicationnoun

(obsolete) Compliance.

Advantagenoun

Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.

Applicationnoun

The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.

Advantagenoun

Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).

‘And with advantage means to pay thy love.’;

Applicationnoun

The thing applied.

‘He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched.’;

Advantagenoun

The first point scored after deuce.

Applicationnoun

The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.

‘If a right course . . . be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments.’;

Advantageverb

To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.

‘The truth is, the archbishop's own stiffness and averseness to comply with the court designs, advantaged his adversaries against him.’; ‘What is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?’;

Applicationnoun

The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.

Advantagenoun

the quality of having a superior or more favorable position;

‘the experience gave him the advantage over me’;

Applicationnoun

That part of a sermon or discourse in which the principles before laid down and illustrated are applied to practical uses; the "moral" of a fable.

Advantagenoun

first point scored after deuce

Applicationnoun

The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.

Advantagenoun

benefit resulting from some event or action;

‘it turned out to my advantage’; ‘reaping the rewards of generosity’;

Applicationnoun

The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study.

‘Had his application been equal to his talents, his progress might have been greater.’;

Advantageverb

give an advantage to;

‘This system advantages the rich’;

Applicationnoun

The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.

Applicationnoun

A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.

Applicationnoun

a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school;

‘December 31 is the deadline for applications’;

Applicationnoun

the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose;

‘he advocated the application of statistics to the problem’; ‘a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis’;

Applicationnoun

a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task;

‘he has tried several different word processing applications’;

Applicationnoun

the work of applying something;

‘the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine’; ‘a complete bleach requires several applications’; ‘the surface was ready for a coating of paint’;

Applicationnoun

liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin;

‘a lotion for dry skin’;

Applicationnoun

a diligent effort;

‘it is a job requiring serious application’;

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