noun Computers, Informal.

  1. a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application.


  1. computing a computer program that runs within a page on the Internet

by 1995, a diminutive formation from application.

  1. A small computer program that has limited features, requires limited memory resources, and is designed to be downloaded from the Internet to run on a webpage. An applet cannot read or write data on the user’s machine.

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