Application vs Appliance - What's the difference?

application | appliance |

As nouns the difference between application and appliance

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
  • The thing applied.
  • * Johnson
  • He invented a new application by which blood might be stanched.
  • * 1857 , John Eadie, ?John Francis Waller, ?William John Macquorn Rankine, The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography
  • His body was stripped, laid out upon a table, and covered with a hearsecloth, when some of his attendants perceived symptoms of returning animation, and by the use of warm applications , internal and external, gradually restored him to life.
  • The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
  • * (John Locke)
  • If a right course be taken with children, there will not be much need of the application of the common rewards and punishments.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
  • December 31 is the deadline for MBA applications .
  • (bureaucracy, legal) A petition, entreaty, or other request.
  • Their application for a deferral of the hearing was granted.


    * See also


    * (computer software) software, program


    * WordNet 3.0 []. ----



    (en noun)
  • The act of applying; application.
  • An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
  • Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
  • An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
  • When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances''' at home can double as perfectly painful spanking ' appliance
  • (lb) A compliance
  • Derived terms

    () * home appliance * major appliance * small appliance