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 for API
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  API
         Application Program Interface (API)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  API
         Associacao Portuguesa de Informatica (org., Portugal)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Application Program Interface
  API
  Application Programming Interface
  Applications Programming Interface
  
      (API, or "application programming interface")
     The interface (calling conventions) by which an application
     program accesses operating system and other services.  An
     API is defined at source code level and provides a level of
     abstraction between the application and the kernel (or
     other privileged utilities) to ensure the portability of the
     code.
  
     An API can also provide an interface between a high level
     language and lower level utilities and services which were
     written without consideration for the calling conventions
     supported by compiled languages.  In this case, the API's main
     task may be the translation of parameter lists from one format
     to another and the interpretation of call-by-value and
     call-by-reference arguments in one or both directions.
  
     (1995-02-15)
  

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