English version

applet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
appletap‧plet /ˈæplɪt/ noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 a computer program that is part of a larger program, and which performs a particular job, such as finding documents on the Internet
Examples from the Corpus
appletBecause each applet must be downloaded, Java is still hobbled by the slow Internet connections used by most people.Once you download a Java applet, your own computer does the rest of the work.One applet sent lovely blue raindrops streaking across my screen.The end user must have an Internet browser capable of accepting and playing the applet.The more sophisticated the applet, the longer the delay.
From Longman Business Dictionaryappletap‧plet /ˈæplət/ noun [countable]COMPUTING a small computer program, for example one that is put onto your computer when you look at a particular WEBSITE on the Internet, and which allows you to use the website to do somethingYou download an applet from the site to make the interactive animations work.
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