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API

abbreviation
1.
Also, A.P.I. American Petroleum Institute.
2.
Computers. application programming (or program) interface: a set of protocols used by programmers to create applications for a specific operating system or to interface between the different modules of an application.
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  • The tree has much similarity to the API in its growth, and is a good bearer.

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  • A dessert apple, inferior to the API, and cultivated merely for curiosity.

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  • The habit of the tree is similar to that of the API, but it is rather a larger grower.

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  • Fruit, small, but a little larger and somewhat flatter than the API, to which it bears a close resemblance.

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  • Suitable either for the dessert, or for culinary purposes; it is inferior to the API and not a first-rate apple.

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British Dictionary definitions for API

API

abbreviation
1.
application programming interface
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