[ ap-lit ]
/ ˈæp lɪt /
noun Computers, Informal.
a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application.
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British Dictionary definitions for applet
/ (ˈæplɪt) /
computing a computer program that runs within a page on the Internet
Word Origin for applet
C20: from app (lication program) + -let
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Scientific definitions for applet
[ ăp′lĭt ]
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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