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  1. Wireless Application Protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, esp. Web pages, over a computer network to handheld wireless devices.

    Category: Computers

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Wap

    to beat; to whap

  2. Wap(noun)

    a blow or beating; a whap


  1. Wireless Application Protocol

    Wireless Application Protocol is a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network. A WAP browser is a web browser for mobile devices such as mobile phones that uses the protocol. Before the introduction of WAP, mobile service providers had limited opportunities to offer interactive data services, but needed interactivity to support Internet and Web applications such as: Email by mobile phone Tracking of stock-market prices Sports results News headlines Music downloads The Japanese i-mode system offers another major competing wireless data protocol. As of 2013, WAP use has largely disappeared in Europe and the United States. Most modern handset internet browsers now support full HTML, so do not need to use WAP markup for webpage compatibility.

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a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid

Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun; a cloud of steam; (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.

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