Definition of applet in English:

applet

noun

Computing
  • A very small application, especially a utility program performing one or a few simple functions.

    • ‘Read the patent and you'll see it covers the use of embedded program objects, or applets within Web documents.’
    • ‘In addition to the usual mail and address book applets it has a voice note recorder and a scribbling application.’
    • ‘If you want to take a screenshot of the applications you are evaluating, using the screenshot applet is straightforward.’
    • ‘Depending on your computer, certain applets already are placed on the panels, but several others may be added.’
    • ‘He and his students worked both in labs and on the computer with various physics applets.’

Origin

1990s: blend of application and -let.

Pronunciation:

applet

/ˈaplət/