Difference between applied and pure

applied

Definitions

adjective

  1. concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

Examples

Just the other day, I was almost run over by a two-wheeling speed demon who felt that a four-way stop applied to everyone but him and his Schwinn.

Labor economics has become virtually a branch of applied econometrics, with the usual large data sets and headless horsemen running around looking for patterns.

Egg-laying adults are especially active during bloom, a time period when insecticides should not be applied.

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pure

Definitions

adjective

  1. free of extraneous elements of any kind
  2. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
  3. concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied
  4. free from discordant qualities
  5. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
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Examples

The pouring of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.

Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared.

These cattle are one of the purest breeds in Britain.

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