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(Application Programming Interface)

A documented set of commands that software developers can use to access specific functionality of the underlying operating system (OS) or hardware device.

For example, a phone might have a specific API that allows downloaded games to access a 3D graphics chip. Other APIs in the same phone might allow the game to control the vibrate motor, or send and receive text messages.

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