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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 after Apple debuted the iPhone in 2008. Application and app are synonymous, and it is just as correct to say "iPhone application" as it is "desktop computer app." App is shorter, and computer people love to abbreviate (see TLA). 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.

We Do Mean "Everywhere"
For decades the word "apps" has been shorthand for "appetizers" and still is.
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AD1 Global's portfolio has quickly expanded to now include 21 hotels, including internationally recognized brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Wyndham.
ceylanicum-positive samples increased from 106 (using the Ad1 set) to 124 (using the Ac set).
Compound AD1 clearly was ineffective due to the absence of the primary functional groups by decreasing penetration or actively extruding the antimicrobial compound [36].
For the yield variables, significant effect was observed only for regressions of the fertilizations interactions on the treatments L2 and L1 (Figure 3A and 3B, respectively) and for irrigations on the treatments AD1, AD2 and AD3 (Figures 3C, 3D and 3E, respectively).
1), i.e., egg hatch and pupation rate were greatest in the AD1 treatment (100 and 63.33%, respectively) and smallest in AD2 treatment (53.33 and 16.19%, respectively).
With words of wisdom from indie chick Roxy (Harding), the minxes follow the trail of clues around the capital, bound for a final showdown with the arrogant swines of AD1. St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold is more ambitious than its predecessor but regrettably lacks some of the spunk and charm of the first film, contriving a preposterous treasure hunt around London in search of stolen 16th-century booty.
This y-o-y rise was mainly caused by the acceleration in demand deposits, contributing to 39.0% of total liabilities, as they rose by 45.2%, from AD1,750.4bn in 2006 to AD2,541.5bn in 2007.
The Selected Bulk selection method was applied to each of the 12 models (ADO, AD1, AD2, and ADE) by population (represented by three gene frequencies 0.1, 0.5, and 0.9) combinations for 20 breeding cycles.
The FE-T, AD1 David Burcham, took his headset and the long ICS cord and stood under the aircraft's tail.
Two others, AD1 and AD4, had relatively high TCAA levels in their tap water, but their TCA[A.sub.ex] was substantially less than AD2, in part because of a lower level of tap water consumption.
Squid has packaged the hi-res ink in a bottle that is compatible with customers' existing printing systems, including Marsh Hi-Res systems that are fitted with an adapter kit for their AD1 bottle.