Definition of application programming interface in English:

application programming interface

Syllabification: ap·pli·ca·tion pro·gram·ming in·ter·face
(abbreviation: API)

noun

Computing
  • A system of tools and resources in an operating system, enabling developers to create software applications.
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    • The OS by definition must include an application programming interface, and hardware interfaces in the form of device drivers.
    • If we think of a Web URL as a really simple interface for requesting information - a simple application programming interface - then a Web feed is one of the simplest responses we can receive.
    • The service layer may have an application programming interface that permits many applications to have access to the database.

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