wireless application protocol


General Science

  • noun a system that allows a user to access information on an Internet server using a wireless handheld device such as a mobile telephone.


  • A protocol for wireless communications that enables wireless devices, such as properly equipped digital cellular telephones or PDAs, to access content from Internet, for uses such as retrieval of email, ecommerce, or researching via search engines. The Web pages displayed are usually stripped of complex graphics. Its abbreviation is WAP.