Applet may refer to any of the following:
1. An applet is a small, supplemental program that does a job a larger program is incapable of doing. For example, a Sun Java applet is a file on an Internet web page that provides additional functionality not supported by HTML.
- See our Java definition for an example of a Java applet.
2. When writing in HTML, the <applet> tag is used to embed the Java applet described in the first definition on this page.