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servlet Syllabification: serv·let
Pronunciation: /ˈsərvlit/

Definition of servlet in English:


A small, server-resident program that typically runs automatically in response to user input.
Example sentences
  • It is used to control web page content via servlets, which are little programs that run on a web server.
  • While programmers are not especially daunted by servlets, graphic designers might feel otherwise.
  • When a JSP is first invoked, it is automatically turned into a servlet.

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