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addaword.gifdefinition of API

application programming interface: a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications that allows them to communicate with other software
Jump right into the API resource documentation, explore the developer console, or create an app.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/09/2012 10:27:00
Definition of API from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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