app
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /æp/
  • (America) IPA: [ʔæʔp̚]
Noun

app (plural apps)

  1. (computing, mobile phones) An application (program), especially a small one designed for a mobile device.
  2. (military) application use, purpose; not a computer program
    • 1995, The X-Files (TV series), Nisei (episode)
      SCULLY: What are these chips used for?
      PENDRELL: Video games, brake systems, they're finding new apps every day. I just read about one being designed to help the severely disabled operate computers using brainwaves.
  3. (education, informal) application (to a college etc.)
Related terms
  • app service
Translations Noun

app (plural apps)

  1. (informal) appetizer
    • 2007, Evelyn Spence, Explorer's Guide Colorado's Classic Mountain Towns
      The food is some of Breck's best: apps like sweet potato gnocchi with smoked chicken and sage cream […]
    • 2010, Bill Allen, Grillin', Chillin', and Swillin' (page 1)
      This is not to say that we only serve apps at dinner parties. Quite the contrary; but for smaller gatherings, good appetizers can distinguish you as a host who puts more thought and effort into his or her party menu. Better yet, most apps are relatively easy to make […]
Noun

app (plural apps)

  1. (sports) an appearance in a game (e.g., a player with 10 apps in a season played 10 times)

App
Noun
  1. Abbreviation of appeals#English|appeals.
Noun

app (plural apps)

  1. (nonstandard, common in China) Alternative form of app

APP
Noun

app (plural apps)

  1. (nonstandard, common in China) Alternative form of app
    • World Cup to live on APP in China
      China's Central Television, jointly with the digital firm of Ali Cloud, Tuesday released the unique APP product that is authorized to broadcast the World Cup live. Besides TV and web, APP on mobile devices has become the 3rd platform to watch the tournament live.
      The Dalai Lama launches free APP
      China to foster 300,000 industrial Internet APPs by 2020, ministry
      China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently released a plan to foster 300,000 industrial Internet APPs for specific industries and specific scenarios by 2020, meeting key demands in the key links of the manufacturing industry, including R&D and design, manufacturing, operations, maintenance and operations management.
Noun

app

  1. (countable, biochemistry, immunology) Initialism of acute-phase protein
  2. (countable, biochemistry, medicine) Initialism of amyloid precursor protein
  3. (uncountable) Initialism of ammonium polyphosphate



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