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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  app 
 
  {application  program} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APP 
  Application  Portability  Profile 
 
 




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