mini application

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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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This is done, Barron says, using the same process in reverse: the server instantaneously sends a miniapplication that can decompress and decrypt the file; that application does not need to be downloaded or installed on the computer.
Its new demonstrations project is a daily-growing Web site of open-code miniapplications contributed by worldwide users.
24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An array of innovative, third-party miniapplications and programs that bring to life the technology advances in the Windows Vista(TM) operating system will debut next week along with Microsoft Corp.
Miniapplications are included in monthly billing statements to encourage current customers to do a cash-out refi with First Nationwide.
We're excited to see that a solution provider like SAP is embracing the spirit and power of the Web, by creating an online community to develop and share miniapplications for the mySAP.