Meaning – An application is a collection of software based components that are brought together to perform some user centric tasks. Programs that are used on computers and even smartphones today, that help the user in accomplishing a task, are called applications.
An application usually comes with an executable file that the user has to run, in order to get the application started. Earlier, applications required months or even years and the sheer number of applications in the market were not so great. Today, thanks to the modular nature of app builders, we see thousands of applications released on a monthly basis.
Example of usage – “No matter what you want to accomplish on your computer or smartphone, there is an application for it”.