A small program or application, usually written in Java, that runs on a Web browser and powers many of the fancier features (such as animation or computation). It downloads quickly and can be used by any computer equipped with a Java- or ActiveX-enabled browser. Applets are found both online and offline (for example, the calculator on Windows 95 is an applet).

See also : crapplet  wapplet  
NetLingo Classification: Net Programming