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  1. wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially Web pages, over a computer network to cellular phones and other handheld wireless devices.
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Origin of WAP

1995–2000
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British Dictionary definitions for wireless application protocol

wireless application protocol

noun
  1. a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information servicesUsually abbreviated to: WAP
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WAP

n acronym for
  1. Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
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Word Origin and History for wireless application protocol

wap

n.

"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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