applet

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noun ap·plet \ˈa-plət, -(ˌ)plet\

Definition of applet

  1. :  a short computer application especially for performing a simple specific task

Recent Examples of applet from the Web

  • On the geekier end, Every Icon features a Java applet that attempts to create within a grid of 32-by-32 small squares every possible combination of black and white squares — which supposedly would take several hundred trillion years to complete.

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Origin and Etymology of applet

application + 1-et


First Known Use: 1990



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