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1. Information technology.

Abbreviation for application program.

A piece of computer software designed for a particular purpose.

Sometimes abbreviated to app.

2. Development.

The use of a theory or new framework in a practical context.

For example, Treasury 4.0 refers to the application of - and implications of - the Fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) in treasury.

3. Regulation and law.

A formal request to an authoritative body, for example an application to a court to wind up a debtor company, known as a winding up petition in the UK and other jurisdictions.

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