application service provider

noun

: a company that provides software (as for email or payroll accounting) that is accessible over the Internet instead of being stored on individual computers
abbreviation ASP

Word History

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of application service provider was in 1989

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“Application service provider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/application%20service%20provider. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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