The definition of an applet is an application or program with limited functions, often used within a web browser.
An example of an applet is a program written in Java that makes a web page more interactive by drawing a pie chart.
Comput. a small application (sense ) that performs a simple function and operates only within or in association with another program or device
Origin of appletblend of application and -let
A small program designed to be downloaded from the internet to run on a webpage that a user is accessing.
Origin of appletappl(ication) -et