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Definition: EAR

(1) (Enterprise ARchive) A file that contains an entire Java EE application including its components and deployment descriptors. See WAR.

(2) (Export Administration Regulations) Regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, replacing the ITAR in 1996 as the governing regulations for the export of strong commercial cryptographic products. The EAR relaxed restrictions on such exports. See Wassenaar Arrangement and ITAR.