Applet definition

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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.

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A small program designed to be downloaded from the Internet to run on a webpage that a user is accessing.
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A small application that performs a simple function and operates only within or in association with another program or device.
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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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(computing) A small program module that runs under the control of a larger application, typically a web browser.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
applet
Plural:
applets

Origin of applet

  • appl(ication) –et

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • app +"Ž -let, but perhaps also influenced by Apple (the term originated in AppleScript).

    From Wiktionary