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Meaning of JAVA

Pronunciation:  'jâvu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine
  2. [n]  a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
  3. [n]  an island in Indonesia south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions

JAVA is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: coffee
 See Also: Bandung, beverage, cafe au lait, cafe noir, cafe royale, caffein, caffeine, capital of Indonesia, capuccino, chicory, chicory root, coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee capuccino, coffee royal, decaf, decaffeinated coffee, demitasse, Djakarta, drink, drinkable, Dutch East Indies, espresso, ice coffee, iced coffee, Indonesia, Irish coffee, island, Jakarta, Javan, Javanese, mocha, object-oriented programing language, object-oriented programming language, potable, Republic of Indonesia, Samarang, Semarang, Turkish coffee



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ja"va\, n.
1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to
   the Netherlands.

2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.

{Java cat} (Zo["o]l.), the musang.

{Java sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), a species of finch ({Padda
   oryzivora}), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a
   cage bird; -- called also {ricebird}, and {paddy bird}. In
   the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and
   tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks
   white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also
   kept as a cage bird.

Computing Dictionary

(After the Indonesian island, a source of programming fluid) A simple, object-oriented, distributed, interpreted, robust, secure, architecture-neutral, portable, multithreaded, dynamic, buzzword-compliant, general-purpose programming language developed by sun microsystems in 1995(?). Java supports programming for the internet in the form of platform-independent Java "applets".

Java is similar to c++ without operator overloading (though it does have method overloading), without multiple inheritance, and extensive automatic coercions. It has automatic garbage collection.

Java programs can run stand-alone on small computers. The interpreter and class support take about 40 kilobytes; adding the standard libraries and thread support (essentially a self-contained microkernel) adds an additional 175Kb.

Java extends c++'s object-oriented facilities with those of objective c for dynamic method resolution.

Java has an extensive library of routines for tcp/ip protocols like http and ftp. Java applications can access objects across the internet via urls as easily as on the local file system.

The Java compiler and linker both enforce strong type checking - procedures must be explicitly typed. Java supports the creation of virus-free, tamper-free systems with authentication based on public-key encryption.

The Java compiler generates an architecture-neutral object file executable on any processor supporting the Java run-time system. The object code consists of bytecode instructions designed to be both easy to interpret on any machine and easily translated into native machine code at load time.

The Java libraries provide portable interfaces. For example, there is an abstract Window class and implementations of it for unix, microsoft windows and the macintosh. The run-time system is written in posix-compliant ansi c. Java applets can be executed as attachments in world-wide web documents using either Sun's hotjava browser or netscape navigator version 2.0.


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