applet

noun
ap·​plet | \ ˈa-plət How to pronounce applet (audio) , -(ˌ)plet How to pronounce applet (audio) \

Definition of applet

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

Examples of applet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mouse applet showed the touchpad as enabled and had all options available—tap to click, two finger scroll, edge scroll, and so forth. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Linux on Laptops: ASUS Zephyrus G14 with Ryzen 9 4900HS," 10 Apr. 2020 To create an applet of your own, click your name (top right) then choose New Applet. David Nield, Popular Mechanics, "A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life," 22 Feb. 2017 Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge IFTTT, the free service that uses conditional applets to extend the functionality of smart home devices, has issued both good and bad news to Nest owners. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "IFTTT warns its Nest users not to migrate to Google accounts," 20 Aug. 2019 The bad news is that the applets will stop working if users migrate their Nest accounts to Google accounts. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "IFTTT warns its Nest users not to migrate to Google accounts," 20 Aug. 2019 Your new applet is created and can be enabled or disabled at any time as needed. David Nield, Popular Mechanics, "A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life," 22 Feb. 2017 Pioneering internet artist Cory Arcangel’s ‘Vomit / Lakes’ (2015) used flat-screen TVs to display pop culture references distorted by a Java applet. Isabel Flower, WSJ, "Art Basel’s Global Director on What the Internet Is Doing to the Art World," 12 June 2018 Admin Center is built to offer a common remote admin interface that replaces the mess of MMC applets, control panels, settings apps, and dashboards that are currently used to graphically configure and maintain Windows machines. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "The new Windows admin interface is now out as “Windows Admin Center”," 12 Apr. 2018 Bad actors can use locally installed malware to steal a victim device's computing power, embed miners directly into websites to target casual web users without needing to install anything, or hide miners in the most innocuous applets and tools. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Google Bans All Cryptomining Extensions From the Chrome Store," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of applet

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for applet

application + -et entry 1

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“Applet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/applet. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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