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.
A partnership with Widgetbox also takes the heavy lifting out of inserting miniapplications (widgets) into sites and blogs.
Its new demonstrations project is a daily-growing Web site of open-code miniapplications contributed by worldwide users.
Miniapplications are included in monthly billing statements to encourage current customers to do a cash-out refi with First Nationwide.