application layer

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the seventh and top layer in an ISO/OSI network, which allows a user to request functions such as transfer files, send mail and use resources

Computing

  • noun the seventh and top layer in an ISO/OSI network, which allows a user to requests functions such as transfer files, send mail, and use resources. The other layers are not normally accessed by users.

Electronics

  • Within the OSI Reference Model for the implementation of communications protocols, the highest level, located directly above the presentation layer. This layer takes care of the exchange of information between applications, including tasks such as file transfers, email, and access to a remote computer. Also called level 7.
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