applied

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adjective ap·plied \ ə-ˈplīd \

Definition of applied

1 :put to practical use
  • applied art
; especially :applying general principles to solve definite problems
  • applied sciences
2 :working in an applied science
  • an applied physicist

Examples of applied in a Sentence

  1. a professor of applied science

  2. used some applied psychology to get the teenager to become more responsible

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First Known Use of applied

1656


APPLIED Defined for English Language Learners

applied

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adjective

Definition of applied for English Language Learners

  • : having or relating to practical use : not theoretical


Medical Dictionary

applied

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adjective ap·plied \ ə-ˈplīd \

medical Definition of applied

:put to practical use; especially :applying general principles to solve definite problems
  • applied sciences
  • applied psychology


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