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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):

APP Accelerated Parallel Processing (AMD)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):

APP Application Portability Profile
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

app /ap/, n. Short for ?application program?, as opposed to a systems program. Apps are what systems vendors are forever chasing developers to create for their environments so they can sell more boxes. Hackers tend not to think of the things they themselves run as apps; thus, in hacker parlance the term excludes compilers, program editors, games, and messaging systems, though a user would consider all those to be apps. (Broadly, an app is often a self-contained environment for performing some well-defined task such as ?word processing?; hackers tend to prefer more general-purpose tools.) See killer app; oppose tool, operating system.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

application program app application software applications software (Or "application", "app") A complete, self-contained program that performs a specific function directly for the user. This is in contrast to system software such as the operating system kernel, server processes, libraries which exists to support application programs and utility programs. Editors for various kinds of documents, spreadsheets, and text formatters are common examples of applications. Network applications include clients such as those for FTP, electronic mail, telnet and WWW. The term is used fairly loosely, for instance, some might say that a client and server together form a distributed application, others might argue that editors and compilers were not applications but utility programs for building applications. One distinction between an application program and the operating system is that applications always run in user mode (or "non-privileged mode"), while operating systems and related utilities may run in supervisor mode (or "privileged mode"). The term may also be used to distinguish programs which communicate via a graphical user interface from those which are executed from the command line. (2007-02-02)