Stuff & Things: App

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App = Application

desktop-computer@2x“App” (as in, “there’s an app for that”) is short for application, which is another name for a program. Although “program” and “application” are used almost interchangeably when referring to desktop and laptop workstations, and “application” is also used for web-based platforms, the shortened “app” is currently used almost exclusively when referring to applications used on mobile devices.

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