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app1

[ap] /æp/
noun, Computers.
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an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices:
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Origin of app1
1985-90; shortening of application

app2

[ap] /æp/
noun
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Informal. an appetizer served before a meal.
Origin
by shortening

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approved.
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app

/æp/
noun
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(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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