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larshgf

Senior Member
Danish
A few computer related questions:
I need the greek word for "app" (a program for mobile or tablet).
Is εφαρμογή the correct word?
 
  • Helleno File

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Some confusion in English now. Programs (AE spelling) were what we always had on PCs - sometimes still called computers :rolleyes:. Laptops are still laptops! Under influence from now ubiquitous mobile devices PC/laptop programs are often also called apps. Is this the same in Greek?
     

    διαφορετικός

    Senior Member
    Swiss German - Switzerland
    Is this the same in Greek?
    According to
    Εφαρμογή υπολογιστή - Βικιπαίδεια
    an εφαρμογή is a πρόγραμμα which
    • εκτελεί μία ομάδα συντονισμένων λειτουργιών (contains a group of related functions, not only a single one)
    • προς όφελος του χρήστη (is (directly) useful for the user, does not (only) carry out background tasks)
    I think this is the same - a little fuzzy - definition as for the English or German "app" or "application program".
     

    Helleno File

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Thanks for findings that διαφορτετικέ. It does look like Greek is following the English trend. I was surprised to find the English terminology changing but am less so with Greek in view of the initial very variable response to the rapid influx of IT vocabulary twenty or so years ago.
     
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