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applet Syllabification: ap·plet
Pronunciation: /ˈaplət/

Definition of applet in English:


A very small application, especially a utility program performing one or a few simple functions.
Example sentences
  • If you want to take a screenshot of the applications you are evaluating, using the screenshot applet is straightforward.
  • Depending on your computer, certain applets already are placed on the panels, but several others may be added.
  • He and his students worked both in labs and on the computer with various physics applets.


1990s: blend of application and -let.

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