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application program interface (API)

1. A formalized set of software calls and routines that can be referenced by an application program in order to access supporting network services.  2. The interface between the application software and the application platform, across which all services are provided. The application program interface is primarily in support of application portability, but system and application interoperability are also supported by a communication API [POSIX.0].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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