- The definition of a wap is a wireless application protocol which is a process in cell networks that is used to transfer the text, graphics and audio from web pages to hand-held wireless devices.
An example of a wap is the way Yahoo is transferred to a cell phone.
- Wap is defined as to hit, strike or defeat.
An example of wap is to beat another team by a lot of points.
(third-person singular simple present waps, present participle wapping, simple past and past participle wapped)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
wap - Computer Definition
(1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wired Access Point) See wired access point.
A carrier-independent, device-independent, transaction-oriented protocol employed in Web-enabled cellular networks in support of text, graphics, and audio.The best performance is achieved when accessing Web sites written in WML (Wireless Markup Language), which is similar to HTML. The alternative is transcoding from HTML to WML, which is accomplished through gateways.A much simpler, but much less attractive technique is Web clipping, which strips the graphic content out of Web pages. Security over the wireless link is provided through Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS).WAP is employed outside of Japan, where the i-Mode microbrowser technology is employed. See also browser, carrier, cellular, i-Mode, protocol, Web, and WML.