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killer app

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɪl.əˈræp/ us    /-ɚˈæp/ ( also killer application) informal
a computer program that is much better than all others of its type a use for a particular technology that becomes extremely popular: Many software companies and internet providers believe that e-learning is the next killer app.
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