What does api stand for?

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when I watch Youtube videos about laptops

they keep talking about API

what is that?

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It stands for Application Programming Interface, which refers to exposed methods to interact with software components. Facebook, Youtube, SAP, Twitter, Microsoft Excel, ... all have APIs that let third-party programs or tools communicate with them.
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API stands for Application Programming Interface. Some applications/software have an interface for other applications to use or communicate with them.

Taking a crazy analogy here. Consider your mp3 player and your headphones. If you want to listen to music, you would need to plug the headphones into the socket provided on the mp3 player. That socket serves as the interface between the player and the headphones. And only the pin of the right size would fit in there.

Similarly, in software, if two applications need to communicate, either one of them needs to have an interface exposed for the other programs. This is done by exposing an API by a program. The other program then needs to make use of the same API to communicate (analogous to the pin size in my above example).
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API stands for application program interface oracle has it,s own API facility to transfer data from an external source to oracle base table so API is a standard oracle tool to transfer data to oracle

database.it is a very simple method and a person with no technical background also can use API

example-uploading journal and budget data through API
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API stands for Application Programming Interface a widely used term in the computer field to describe an application interface that interacts with others applications or software libraries.  For a full explanation of this term please check the article in Wikipedia:
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