Meaning: concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
Leeches were applied to the temples.
This, then, cannot be applied to a holy being.
But that method must not be applied on the platform!
This pressure was applied in a most ingenious manner.
He had applied the same method to his own experience.
These pieces were then crushed by power directly applied.
Raymond waited anxiously, and then applied his ear to her heart.
He learned every thing to which he applied himself with the utmost ease.
His first patent on the subject was applied for and issued early in 1880.
He applied to the Court till he was sick of applying: they lay idle four years.