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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

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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)
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