Concepts mean things.
Ideas mean things.
People try to spin word meanings, or make others think words mean things that they don't, but the words, concepts and ideas still mean what they mean.
And meanings change over time! It isn't spin - that's what language does! When I was a young Boy Scout I liked spam! It was a great, campfire breakfast food. Now that I am an old curmudgeon I don't like spam so much. The meaning has changed.
Now an application, or "app," isn't what I do to apply for something necessarily. It can also mean that I am searching for something that conveys another something to me electronically. And now "swiping" something, like my credit card, is an action business demands we do.
But, some definitions that have always been still are.
In my college economics dictionary, which I still have, but don't always refer to, there are definitions that apply today. For example,
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