- wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially Web pages, over a computer network to cellular phones and other handheld wireless devices.
Origin of WAP
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wireless application protocol
- a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information servicesUsually abbreviated to: WAP
- Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
Word Origin and History for wireless application protocol
"a hit, a blow," late 14c., probably of imitative origin. The verb (late 14c.) originally meant "to throw quickly or with violence," and in slang c.1560-1730 it meant "to copulate" (usually used in reference to women).
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