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An application exception that is an unchecked (i.e. Runtime) exception is defined as an application exception by annotating it with the ApplicationException metadata annotation, or denoting it in the deployment descriptor with the application-exception element.
Remember that EJBException extends RuntimeException but it is not an application exception because it is not annotated with @ApplicationException.
The second paragraph doesn't justify my answer from being incorrect does it, since I annotated MyException as an ApplicationException which through inheritance is a RuntimeException?