Dictionary.com

applet

[ ap-lit ]
/ ˈæp lɪt /
Save This Word!

noun Computers, Informal.
a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application.
QUIZ
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…

Origin of applet

First recorded in 1990–95; app(lication) + -let
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use applet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for applet

applet
/ (ˈæplɪt) /

noun
computing a computer program that runs within a page on the Internet

Word Origin for applet

C20: from app (lication program) + -let
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for applet

applet
[ ăplĭt ]

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK