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Application: An application is a program that is designed to perform specific tasks. A few examples of some popular applications are Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Internet Explorer
Application Service Provider (ASP): Company that provides a Web-based service. Clients don't have to install software on their own computers; all tasks are performed on (hosted on) the ASP's servers.
Application Program Interface (API): How a program (application) accesses another to transmit data. A client may have an API connection to load database information to an email vendor automatically and receive data back from the email.
Retrograde Application: Term used in reference to a retrograde planet which, because of its retrograde motion, applies to an aspect with another planet. If both planets are moving toward each other, the term mutual . . . View Full Definition
Broadcast Application: The spreading of pesticides or fertilizers over an entire area (see band application).
Application Server: This is a specialized server based in a client/server network that has the sole responsibility of running specific applications within that network.
Helper Application: This is an application your browser uses to manipulate a downloaded program.
Application Service Provider: Provider of applications/services that are distributed through a network to many customers in exchange for a stream of smaller payments as opposed to one fixed, upfront price.
Uniform Residential Loan Application: A loan application form required by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Band Application: The spreading of chemicals over, or next to, each row of plants in a field, as opposed to broadcast application.