APPLICATION BINARY INTERFACE
\ˌaplɪkˈe͡ɪʃən bˈa͡ɪnəɹi ˈɪntəfˌe͡ɪs], \ˌaplɪkˈeɪʃən bˈaɪnəɹi ˈɪntəfˌeɪs], \ˌa_p_l_ɪ_k_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n b_ˈaɪ_n_ə_ɹ_i_ ˈɪ_n_t_ə_f_ˌeɪ_s]\
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(ABI) The interface by which an applicationprogram gains access to operating system and otherservices. It should be possible to run the same compiledbinary applications on any system with the right ABI.Examples are 88open's Binary Compatibility Standard, thePowerOpen Environment and Windows sockets.
By Denis Howe
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