An acronym standing for __A__plication __P__rogram __I__nterface.

Applications like [JSPWiki] provide API's (for example the [XMLRPC] API) to allow 3rd party applications to access their functionality

See also [Websters definition|http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=Application%20Program%20Interface].

-- [MattMower] May 3, 2002

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