Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A computer application.

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  • noun computing An application (program), especially a small one designed for a mobile device.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for application.]

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From application.

Examples

  • What finally fixed it for me was to re-install the applications using the package manager, by running: cd/data/app for app in *. apk; do pm install - r $app; done

    Planet Ubuntu

  • What finally fixed it for me was to re-install the applications using the package manager, by running: cd/data/app for app in *. apk; do pm install - r $app; done

    Planet Ubuntu

  • At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • CHARTIER At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • Next, we dropped flash_session_cookie_middleware. rb in the app/middleware directory. require 'rack/utils' class FlashSessionCookieMiddleware def initialize (app, session_key = '_session_id') @app = app

    Blog by John Nunemaker

  • At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • Next, we dropped flash_session_cookie_middleware. rb in the app/middleware directory. require 'rack/utils' class FlashSessionCookieMiddleware def initialize (app, session_key = '_session_id') @app = app

    RailsTips - Home

  • At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an * app* made for working with Backpack, a web service.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

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  • appended

    January 19, 2008

  • Also application.

    Edit: As in killer app.

    January 21, 2008

  • from the Jargon File version 4.0.0 circa 1996

    "

    :app: /ap/ /n./ Short for `application program', as opposed to a systems program. Apps are what systems vendors are forever chasing developers to create for their environments so they can sell more boxes. Hackers tend not to think of the things they themselves run as apps; thus, in hacker parlance the term excludes compilers, program editors, games, and messaging systems, though a user would consider all those to be apps. (Broadly, an app is often a self-contained environment for performing some well-defined task such as `word processing'; hackers tend to prefer more general-purpose tools.) See killer app; oppose tool, operating system."

    March 13, 2014