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Definition: (DOD) 1. The system or problem to which a computer is applied.

Reference is often made to an application as being either of the computational type, wherein arithmetic computations predominate, or of the data processing type, wherein data handling operations predominate.

2. In the intelligence context, the direct extraction and tailoring of information from an existing foundation of intelligence and near real time reporting.

It is focused on and meets specific, narrow requirements, normally on demand.

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