Meaning of applied

ap•plied

Pronunciation: (u-plīd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. having a practical purpose or use; derived from or involved with actual phenomena (distinguished from theoretical, opposed to pure): applied mathematics; applied science.
  2. of or pertaining to those arts or crafts that have a primarily utilitarian function, or to the designs and decorations used in these arts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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