Application etymology


English word application comes from Latin applicare (fold, fasten), and later Latin applicatio (application, inclination, joining, attaching)

Etymology of application

Detailed word origin of application

Dictionary entry Language Definition
applicare Latin (lat) fold, fasten
applicatio Latin (lat) Application, inclination. Joining, attaching.
aplicacion Old French (fro) Application (act of applying something).
applicacioun Middle English (enm)
application English (en) (bureaucracy, legal) A petition, entreaty, or other request.. (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.). A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school, course or similar.. The act of applying as a means; [...]

Words with the same origin as application

Descendants of applicare