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app

[ap] /æp/
noun, Computers, Informal.
1.
an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices:
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Origin
1985-90; by shortening

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approved.
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British Dictionary definitions for app

app

/æp/
noun
1.
(computing, informal) short for application program
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Word Origin and History for app
n.

computerese shorthand for application, attested by 1992.

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app in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for app

app

[software] application

APP

approved

app.

  1. apparatus
  2. apparently
  3. appendix
  4. applied
  5. appoint
  6. appointed
  7. apprentice
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