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mini application

(1) A small program or utility that performs a specific and somewhat limited function.

(2) A small program that resides on the user's desktop. Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktops can contain mini applications called "gadgets," while the Dashboard panel on the Mac is used to hold "widgets." See Sidebar, gadget, Mac Dashboard and widget.
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