Meaning of “API” in the English Dictionary

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APInoun [ C ]

/ˌeɪpiːˈaɪ/ IT

abbreviation for application programming interface: a set of rules that defines how a software program can request and receive information from other software, usually a website

the APInoun


abbreviation for American Petroleum Institute: a professional organization in the US that represents companies in the oil and natural gas industries:

The API reported that heating oil stocks grew by 2.4 million barrels last week.

(Definition of “API” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)