app

1
[ ap ]
/ æp /

noun

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

1
First recorded in 1985–90; shortening of application

Definition for app (2 of 3)

app2
[ ap ]
/ æp /

noun

Informal. an appetizer served before a meal.

Origin of app

2
By shortening

Definition for app (3 of 3)

app.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for app

app
/ (æp) /

noun

computing informal short for application program
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