"The problem is that no one had developed any practical applications."
Another practical application soon followed, in the field of public administration.
Development of the system began in 1982, with the first practical applications since 1985.
However it did not find practical application in these early years.
You need to have somebody who can use the results of the research, and see its practical applications.
I said nothing whatever to him about the potential practical applications of his work.
We don't know what the range of practical applications might be.
The research could have some very practical applications as well.
However, they had very little practical application to the problem at hand.
At the same time, it has brought practical applications which have changed our lives.