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app

noun \ ˈap \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of app

:application 3
  • a word processing app
; especially :one 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

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First Known Use of app

1984


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app

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Definition of app

1 apparatus
2 appendix
3 appliance

APP Defined for English Language Learners

app

noun

Definition of app for English Language Learners

  • computers : a computer program that performs a special function


Medical Dictionary

app

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medical Definition of app

appendix

APP

abbreviation

medical Definition of APP

amyloid precursor protein

Law Dictionary

App

abbreviation

legal Definition of App

Appeals

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