Definitions for "Applets"
Keywords:  vrml, shockwave, java, quicker, chunks
They are small application modules, which help a user to interact with the web page.
Applets are miniature programs. The name comes from the term “appli-cations” which is one variety of a software program. Applets is just a cute name for what is generally called a utility program, but it's used almost exclusively in the Windows environment. A utility program is designed to do one little function, generally in the service of housekeeping for your computer system, rather than actually producing something. The term “applet,” though, implies that these little programs are actually doing something practical, beyond what a utility would do.
Programs that run inside net browsers, usually in Java and typically involving modestly interactive graphics.