wireless application protocol

WAP

wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially Web pages, over a computer network to cellular phones and other hand-held wireless devices.

Origin:
1995–2000

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WAP (wæp)
 
n acronym for
Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services

wireless application protocol
 
n
Usually abbreviated to: WAP a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services

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wap
"a hit, a blow," c.1400, probably of imitative origin. The verb (late 14c.) originally meant "to throw quickly or with violence," and in slang c.1560-1730 it meant "to copulate" (usually used in ref. to women).
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Wireless Application Protocol definition

protocol, standard
(WAP) An open international standard for applications that use wireless communication, e.g. Internet access from a mobile phone.
The official body developing WAP is the WAP Forum.
(http://wapforum.org/).
Technical data (http://wapforum.org/what/technical.htm).
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(2000-02-10)
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WAP
wireless application protocol
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