Definitions for "applied research"
Utilizing pure research to develop real-world products.
Scientific inquiry that is designed and carried out with practical application in mind.
studies designed specifically to solve a particular social problem; building a theory of behavior is usually secondary to solving a specific problem
Efforts, typically funded within the Exploratory Development category of RDT&E, to determine and exploit the potential of science and engineering knowledge and understanding in technology such as new materials, devices, methods, and processes.