app

1 of 2

noun

1
: application sense 3
a word processing app
especially : an application designed for a mobile device (such as a smartphone)
Health-insurance companies and government officials alike are drawn to the ability of smartphone apps to reach tough-to-access patients, to effect long-term lifestyle changes, and to do it all at a very low cost. Marcellus Hall
see also killer app
2
informal : appetizer
… the hidden video monitors that tell the cooks when the V.I.P.'s have finished their appsThomas McNamee

app

2 of 2

abbreviation

1
apparatus
2
appendix
3
appliance

Examples of app in a Sentence

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Noun
Estyn Chung, general manager of Uber in Hong Kong, noted that the company launched its Uber Taxi service in 2020 to give riders the option to get a taxi on its app. Chris Lau, CNN, 8 June 2024 Customers can find the offer in the Wendy’s app every Friday, and there is no purchase price minimum. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 The keynote will livestream on YouTube as well as Apple’s website and TV app. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 6 June 2024 According to the Associated Press, the attack occurred through the app’s direct-messaging feature and one of the other marks was Hilton. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for app 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1981, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of app was in 1981

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“App.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/app. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

app

noun
ˈap
1
2
informal : appetizer

Medical Definition

app

1 of 2 abbreviation
appendix

APP

2 of 2 abbreviation
amyloid precursor protein

Legal Definition

App

abbreviation
Appeals

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