1. Application and app are synonymous with the word "program." See our program term for full information about programs, comparisons between apps and programs, examples, and other information.
2. Abbreviated as app, this shortened version of the word "application" became popular with the Apple and Facebook crowd. Both of these companies allow their developers to use toolkits to develop software programs for their products. A popular example of how Apple uses this term is the Apple App Store, which is an online location anyone with an Apple product can go and purchase and install applications for their devices.
3. Applications is a folder on the Apple Mac OS Dock that gives users a quick way to show and open applications on the computer.
Tip: To see all Applications right-click on the Applications folder and then choose "Open "Applications"."
4. An application is a form or questioner that is filled out to help inform an individual or company about a user's experience, usually with a service, field, or product. A great example of an application is a job application where a user must fill out a form of his or her qualifications before being considered by the company.