killer app


killer app
kill|er app [ `kılər ,æp ] noun count COMPUTING
killer application: a piece of software that is so popular that it makes many people use the computer system that it operates on

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • killer app — ˈkiller ˌapp also killer ap noun [singular] 1. COMPUTING MARKETING a very useful or exciting computer program that customers feel they must have: • An example of a killer app is the spreadsheet program. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • Killer app — Killer application Killer application désigne un programme informatique si attrayant qu il justifie à lui seul, pour de nombreux consommateurs, l achat ou l adoption d un type particulier d ordinateur, de console de jeu, ou de système d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • killer app — n. • A software application that is particularly useful. • A technology so compelling that it drives the sales of, or leads to widespread adoption of, related technologies. Example Citation: • Said Julian Horwich, executive director of the… …   New words

  • killer app — UK [ˈkɪlər ˌæp] / US noun [countable] Word forms killer app : singular killer app plural killer apps computing informal killer application: a piece of software that is so popular that it makes many people buy the computer system that it operates… …   English dictionary

  • killer app — a computer application that surpasses its competitors. [1990 95] * * * noun, pl ⋯ apps [count] : an extremely valuable or useful computer program * * * ˌkiller appliˈcation 7 [killer application] (also ˌkiller ˈapp) …   Useful english dictionary

  • killer app — ● ►en /kil l*r ap/ loc. f. ►ARGOT De killer application . Fonction nouvelle et fondamentale d un logiciel qui provoque la migration des utilisateurs de l ancienne version vers la nouvelle, ou d un produit vers un autre. Il a par exemple été dit… …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • killer app — noun A killer application …   Wiktionary

  • killer app — kill′er app′ n. cmp a computer application that surpasses its competitors • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • killer app — noun Date: 1988 a computer application of such great value or popularity that it assures the success of the technology with which it is associated; broadly a feature or component that in itself makes something worth having or using …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • killer app — a computer application that surpasses its competitors. [1990 95] * * * …   Universalium