- a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application.
Origin of applet
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- computing a computer program that runs within a page on the Internet
C20: from app (lication program) + -let
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Word Origin and History for applet
by 1995, a diminutive formation from application.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A small computer program that has limited features, requires limited memory resources, and is designed to be downloaded from the Internet to run on a webpage. An applet cannot read or write data on the user's machine.
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