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app

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[ ap ]
/ æp /
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noun
Digital Technology. a software application, often a small, specialized program for mobile devices: You’ll find numerous free photo editing apps in the app store on your smartphone. The word processing app that comes with the laptop isn’t adequate for our publishing needs.
an application; a form to be filled out by an applicant: I'm working on my college apps.
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Origin of app

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First recorded in 1985–90; shortening of application

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app2
[ ap ]
/ æp /

noun
Informal. an appetizer served before a meal.

Origin of app

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By shortening

Other definitions for app (3 of 3)

app.

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British Dictionary definitions for app

app
/ (æp) /

noun
computing informal short for application program
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