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

  application server
  
     1.   A designer's or developer's suite of
     software that helps programmers isolate the business
     logic in their programs from the platform-related code.
     Application servers can handle all of the application
     logic and connectivity found in client-server
     applications.  Many application servers also offer
     features such as transaction management, clustering and
     failover, and load balancing; nearly all offer ODBC
     support.
  
     Application servers range from small footprint,
     web-based processors for intelligent appliances or remote
     embedded devices, to complete environments for assembling,
     deploying, and maintaining scalable multi-tier
     applications across an enterprise.
  
     2.   Production programs run on a mid-sized
     computer that handle all application operations between
     browser-based computers and an organisation's back-end
     business applications or databases.  The application
     server works as a translator, allowing, for example, a
     customer with a browser to search an online retailer's
     database for pricing information.
  
     3.   The device on which application server
     software runs.  Application Service Providers offer
     commercial access to such devices.
  
     Citrix Application Serving White Paper
     http://citrix.com/press/corpinfo/application_serving_wp_0700.pdf)">(http://citrix.com/press/corpinfo/application_serving_wp_0700.pdf).
  
     Application Server Sites, a list maintained by Vayda & Herzum
     http://componentfactory.org/links/appl.htm)">(http://componentfactory.org/links/appl.htm).
  
     The Application Server Zone at DevX,
     http://appserver-zone.com/default.asp)">(http://appserver-zone.com/default.asp).
  
     TechMetrix Research's Application Server Directory,
     http://techmetrix.com/trendmarkers/techmetrixasd.php3)">(http://techmetrix.com/trendmarkers/techmetrixasd.php3).
  
     (2001-03-30)
  

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