app

1
[ ap ]
/ æp /
|

noun Computers.

an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices: the best GPS apps for your iPhone.

Nearby words

  1. apotheosis,
  2. apotheosize,
  3. apothesis,
  4. apotropaic,
  5. apotropaism,
  6. app.,
  7. appal,
  8. appalachia,
  9. appalachian,
  10. appalachian dulcimer

Origin of app

1
1985–90; shortening of application

app

2
[ ap ]
/ æp /

noun

Informal. an appetizer served before a meal.

Origin of app

2
by shortening

app.

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British Dictionary definitions for app

app

/ (æp) /

noun

computing informal short for application program
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Word Origin and History for app

app

n.

computerese shorthand for application, attested by 1992.

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