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APPLICATION. The act of making a request for something; the paper on which the request is written is also called an application; as, an application to chancery for leave to invest trust funds; an application to an insurance company for insurance. In the land law of Pennsylvania, an application is understood to be a request in writing to have a certain quantity of land at or near a certain place therein mentioned. 3 Binn. 21; 5 Id. 151; Jones on Land Office Titles, 24.
     2. An application for insurance ought to state the facts truly as to the object to be insured, for if any false representation be made with a fraudulent intent, it will avoid the policy. 7 Wend. 72.
     3. By application is also meant the use or disposition of a thing; as the application of purchase money.
     4. In some cases a purchaser who buys trust property is required, to see to the application of thee purchase money, and if be neglects to do so, and it be misapplied, he will be considered as a trustee of the property he has so purchased. The subject will be examined by considering, 1, the kind of property to be sold; 2, the cases where the purchaser is bound to see to the application of the purchase money in consequence of the wording of the deed of trust.
     5.-1. Personal property is liable, in the hands of the executor, for the payment of debts, and the purchaser is therefore exempted from seeing to the application of the purchase money, although it may have been bequeathed to be sold for the payment of debts. 1 Cox, R. 145; 2 Dick. 725; 7 John. Ch. Rep., 150, 160; 11 S. & R. 377, 385; 2 P. Wms. 148; 4 Bro. C. C. 136; White's L. C. in Eq. 54; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3946.
     6. With regard to real estate, which is not a fund at law for the payment of debt's, except where it is made so by act of assembly, or by direction in the will of the testator or deed of trust, the purchaser from an executor or trustee may be liable for the application of the purchase money. And it will now be proper to consider the cases where such liability exists.
     7.-2. Upon the sale of real estate, a trustee in whom the legal title is vested, can it law give a valid discharge for the purchase money, because he is the owner at law. In equity, on the contrary, the persons among whom the produce of the sale is to be distributed are considered the owners; and a purchaser must obtain a discharge from them, unless the power of giving receipts is either expressly or by implication given to the trustees to, give receipts for the purchase money. It is, for this reason, usual to provide in wills and trust deeds that the purchaser shall not be required to see to the application of the purchase money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this example, the SOM is running an application program that acquires analog input data, performs an FFT to process the data, stores the results onboard, and then serves the results to the Internet through a web server.
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The interactions between these components are formally defined and the application program must follow rules defined by the DSM.
The application program is then run remotely in a secured computer.
Introductory chapters provide an overview of the author's FSAS (Fishery Science Applications System) system and its components, plus a tutorial on data entry, data editing, and the use of a typical application program. Additional chapters then summarize each application program, describing the analyses it performs and providing citations to pertinent fisheries literature.
Rather than rolling an of the application programs into a single product, why not integrate them on the fly?
With XTRA PC, produced by Cone Software Laboratory, Inc., PC users can transfer mainframe data that can be displayed on their screens into virtually any PC application program, including word processors, spreadsheets, database programs, and graphic presentation packages.
They share application programs, data files and printers over the network.
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And, depending on the size or technical status of your organization, all your application programs (such as your word processor or spreadsheet) and the data they generate are stored either on the hard disk inside your computer or on a central, remote computer, called a "server." The server literally- serves up the application or the data you need to work, and the LAN system transports them through its maze of cables to your desktop.
And that's a critical advantage because one of the key attributes of Windows is its ability to load and simultaneously run multiple application programs, such as a word processor, spreadsheet and database.

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