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(1) (APPlication) The file extension for executable Mac applications. See APP file.

(2) (APPlication) The term has been shorthand for "application" in the IT community for a long time. However, it became popular with the consumer for mobile applications in smartphones and tablets after Apple debuted the iPhone 3G in 2008. It is just as correct to say "iPhone application" as it is "desktop computer app;" although app is shorter, and computer people love to abbreviate. See application and online app store.

(3) (APPlication) In the engineering world, an app can refer to a circuit design, using the word "application" in the context of purpose. For example, "high-voltage apps" means high-voltage circuit designs. The term predates mobile software apps by decades.


Apps Are Everywhere
After installing a new smart TV, as in this Samsung 4K TV example in 2016, users have the option of downloading apps from Netflix, Amazon and other content providers.







And We Do Mean "Everywhere"
For decades the word "apps" have been shorthand for "appetizers" and it still is.
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However, that discussion is now largely academic as APA, ABPP, state regulatory bodies and numerous other profession shaping forces in psychology have formally embraced specialization models (Roberts, 2006).
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Jerrold Pollak, PhD, ABN, ABPP, is a clinical and neuropsychologist in the program in Medical and Forensic Neuropsychology and the Emergency Services Department of Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, N.
For another, Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP, will be speaking Saturday afternoon on "The Counselor as a Person and as a Professional.
Colors reflect differences in frequencies of lightwaves, and we know that light can affect mood in people who are sensitive to light and color," says Dennis Norman, EdD, ABPP, Chief of Psychology at MGH.
DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, presents case studies that illustrate how medications have helped individuals break their dependence on alcohol.
After an initial phase of negotiation with and monitoring by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), ABBP was incorporated into ABPP as a specialty member board in 1992.
ABPP, FAPFP, Editor of Education, and Director of The Cassel Institute, Chula Vista.
Geri Miller, PhD, Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP, is a Full Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University.
ABPP is a joint venture between the Netherlands Directorate for Development Cooperation (DGIS), the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), and the Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos).