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NOUN (3)

1. an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions;

2. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans;
- Example: "he ordered a cup of coffee"
[syn: coffee, java]

3. a platform-independent object-oriented programming language;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Java \Ja"va\ (j[aum]"v[.a]), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands. [1913 Webster] 2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object-oriented computer programming language, derived largely from C++, used widely for design and display of web pages on the world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow execution of the same progam under multiple operating systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997) under active development, and is evolving. [GG + PJC] Java cat (Zool.), the musang. Java sparrow (Zool.), 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

higher programming language \higher programming language\ n. (Computers) A computer programming language with an instruction set allowing one instruction to code for several assembly language instructions. Note: The aggregation of several assembly-language instructions into one instruction allows much greater efficiency in writing computer programs. Most programs are now written in some higher programming language, such as BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL, C, C++, PROLOG, or JAVA. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Java n 1: an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions 2: a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee" [syn: coffee, java] 3: a platform-independent object-oriented programming language
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

Java An object-oriented language originally developed at Sun by James Gosling (and known by the name ?Oak?) with the intention of being the successor to C++ (the project was however originally sold to Sun as an embedded language for use in set-top boxes). After the great Internet explosion of 1993-1994, Java was hacked into a byte-interpreted language and became the focus of a relentless hype campaign by Sun, which touted it as the new language of choice for distributed applications. Java is indeed a stronger and cleaner design than C++ and has been embraced by many in the hacker community ? but it has been a considerable source of frustration to many others, for reasons ranging from uneven support on different Web browser platforms, performance issues, and some notorious deficiencies in some of the standard toolkits (AWT in particular). Microsoft's determined attempts to corrupt the language (which it rightly sees as a threat to its OS monopoly) have not helped. As of 2003, these issues are still in the process of being resolved. Despite many attractive features and a good design, it is difficult to find people willing to praise Java who have tried to implement a complex, real-world system with it (but to be fair it is early days yet, and no other language has ever been forced to spend its childhood under the limelight the way Java has). On the other hand, Java has already been a big win in academic circles, where it has taken the place of Pascal as the preferred tool for teaching the basics of good programming to the next generation of hackers.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Java An object-oriented, distributed, interpreted, architecture-neutral, portable, multithreaded, dynamic, buzzword-compliant, general-purpose programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s (initially for set-top television controllers) and released to the public in 1995. Java was named after the Indonesian island, a source of programming fluid. Java first became popular as the earliest portable dynamic client-side content for the web in the form of platform-independent Java applets. In the late 1990s and into the 2000s it also became very popular on the server side, where an entire set of APIs defines the J2EE. Java is both a set of public specifications (controlled by Oracle, who bought Sun Microsystems, through the JCP) and a series of implementations of those specifications. Java is syntactially similar to C++ without user-definable operator overloading, (though it does have method overloading), without multiple inheritance and extensive automatic coercions. It has automatic garbage collection. Java extends C++'s object-oriented facilities with those of Objective C for dynamic method resolution. Whereas programs in C++ and similar languages are compiled and linked to platform-specific binary executables, Java programs are typically compiled to portable architecture-neutral bytecode ".class" files, which are run using a Java Virtual Machine. The JVM is also called an interpreter, though it is more correct to say that it uses Just-In-Time Compilation to convert the bytecode into native machine code, yielding greater efficiency than most interpreted languages, rivalling C++ for many long-running, non-GUI applications. The run-time system is typically written in POSIX-compliant ANSI C or C++. Some implementations allow Java class files to be translated into native machine code during or after compilation. The Java compiler and linker both enforce strong type checking - procedures must be explicitly typed. Java aids in the creation of virus-free, tamper-free systems with authentication based on public-key encryption. Java has an extensive library of routines for all kinds of programming tasks, rivalling that of other languages. For example, the java.net package supports TCP/IP protocols like HTTP and FTP. Java applications can access objects across the Internet via URLs almost as easily as on the local file system. There are also capabilities for several types of distributed applications. The Java GUI libraries provide portable interfaces. For example, there is an abstract Window class with implementations for Unix, Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh. The java.awt and javax.swing classes can be used either in web-based Applets or in client-side applications or desktop applications. There are also packages for developing XML applications, web services, servlets and other web applications, security, date and time calculations and I/O formatting, database (JDBC), and many others. Java is not related to JavaScript despite the name. (http://oracle.com/java). (2011-08-21)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Java, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 197 Housing Units (2000): 133 Land area (2000): 0.479417 sq. miles (1.241684 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.479417 sq. miles (1.241684 sq. km) FIPS code: 32460 Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46 Location: 45.502870 N, 99.886049 W ZIP Codes (1990): 57452 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Java, SD Java