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WAP

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for wireless application protocol

wireless application protocol

noun
1.
a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services Usually abbreviated to WAP

WAP

/wæp/
noun acronym
1.
Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
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Word Origin and History for wireless application protocol

wap

n.

"a hit, a blow," late 14c., 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 reference to women).

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

WAP

wireless application protocol
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