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applying meaning

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  • NounBFapplySUF-ing
    1. The act of applying.
      1. A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place. Applying a force tangential to the knob is essentially equivalent to applying one perpendicular to a radial line defining the lever.
  • VerbBFapplySGappliesPT, PPapplied
    1. present participle of apply.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Back up your documents folder before applying the update. ‎
        • He was my sponsor when I applied to join the club. ‎
        • His parents wished he'd applied himself better while he was in school.

    Meaning of applying for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "applying" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ing
        • Nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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