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Definition of Api

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(Computers) interface which enables an application program to communicate with the operating system and other services provided by the operating system (also helps create similar user interfaces within computer programs)
Api Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
wild celery; parsley; (garlands); (GEN apii OLD); like plants; (liked by bees)
Api Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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apios americana n : a north american vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of native americans [syn: groundnut, groundnut vine, indian potato, potato bean, wild bean , apios americana, apios tuberosa]

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Api Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
American Petroleum Institute.
NCTS Glossary v.1.0
Application Programming Interface; Advanced Passenger Information
Glossary of petroleum Industry
American Petroleum Institute the oil industry's trade association. The API, through its research and engineering work, establishes operating and safety standards for all segments of the petroleum industry; issues specifications for manufacture of pipe, pressure vessels, and other equipment; and furnishes statistical and other information to government agencies having to do with the industry. the American Petroleum Institute. Founded in 1920, this national oil trade organization' is the leading standardizing organization on oil-filed drilling and producing equipment. It maintains departments of transportation, refining, and marketing in Washington, D.C., and a department of production in Dallas. 2. (slang) indicative of a job being properly or thoroughly (as, "His work is strictly API"). 3. (slang) when used sarcastically, indicative of substandard performance that is predictable or usual (as, "It's API for that engine to be broken down"). 4. degrees API; used to designate API gravity.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Advanced Photonix, Inc.
Exchange: AMEX
Develops, manufactures and markets solid state silicon photo and radiation detection devices and photosensor devices.
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International Relations and Security Acronyms
Armor Piercing Incendiary
Api Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hill Associates Acronym List
Application Programming Interface 
Application-Process Invocation
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Abbreviation for application program interface.
A formalized set of software calls and routines that can be referenced by an application program in order to access supporting network services.
Telecom Terms
Application Programming Interface
Yigal's 3G abbreviations
Application Programming Interface
EIA Energy Glossary
The American Petroleum Institute, a trade association.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Electronic Statistics Textbook
Application Programming Interface is a set of functions that conform to conventions of a particular operating system (e.g., Windows) which allows the user to programmatically access the functionality of another program. For example, the kernel of STATISTICA Neural Networks can by accessed by other programs packages (e.g., Visual Basic, STATISTICA BASIC, Delphi, C, C++) in a variety of ways.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
Acronym for "American Petroleum Institute," the organization that classifies oil.
Technical English by wpv
American Petroleum Institute.
Automotive Acronyms
American Petroleum Institute
American Petroleum Institute
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
Application Program Interface
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
Antecedent Precipitation Index
GSM abbreviations
Application Program Interface
Api Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
ATM Forum
Application Program Interface: API is a programmatic interface used for interprogram communications or for interfacing between protocol layers.
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Lotus Printer Driver Info
Photoshop Ink Colors Setup
Application Program Interface
Acrobat Plug-in
1st Reader Passed Parameter File
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Application Programming Interface
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Application Program Interface
Vb Glossary 1.0

Application programming interface. The set of commands that an application uses to request and carry out lower-level services performed by a computer's operating system.
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
Application Programming Interface. The specification of how a programmer writing an application accesses the behavior and state of classes and objects.
Smart Card Terms
A definition of calling conventions by which an application program accesses to other services such as the operating system, drivers, databases, or middleware layers. See CryptoAPI , PKCS .
A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
Application Programming Interface - Program code that allows the application program to interact directly with the operating system .
Jensen's Technology Glossary
Application Program Interface by which an application program accesses operating system.An API can also provide an interface between a high level language and lower level utilities and services which were written without consideration for the calling conventions supported by compiled languages. Netscape Corporation and Microsoft both provide APIs called NSAPI and ISAPI that essentially extend their web servers, and it provides developers a way to put application code actually within the web server. This means that you don’t have to start up a separate process each time one of these applications is called. And, since that application is always running, it can maintain connections to the database.
Internetworking Terms
See: Application Program Interface
A set of calling conventions which define how a service is invoked through a software package. [Source: RFC1208]
An interface between the operating system and application programs that specifies how the two communicate with each other.
The Internet Dictionary
(Application Programming Interface) Interfaces that extend the capabilities of Web servers ; used by programmers to write applications that can interact with other applications. A server API is a published interface that lets software developers write programs that become part of the Web server itself. Usually these are DLLs (Windows dynamic load libraries) that are loaded into memory and stay resident at all times. Some common server APIs and the servers they support:

ISAPI - Microsoft Internet Information Server NSAPI - Netscape Commerce and Enterprise Server WSAPI - O'Reilly Web Site and Web Site Pro
Multimedia Glossary
(Application Programming Interface) - set of routines/functions that an application program uses to request and carry out lower-level services performed by the operating system. For Windows, for example, API's help manage icons, windows, menus and other GUI elements. See related - CGI and MCI .
Api Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications.

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American Petroleum Institute.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
American Petroleum Institute
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American Petroleum Institute