What is Java?

  • (noun): A beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans.
    Synonyms: coffee
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Java (Indonesian: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia. With a population of 137 million (excluding the 3.7 million on the island of Madura which is administered as part of the provinces of Java), Java is the world's most populous island, and one of the most densely-populated places on the globe. Java is the home of 60 percent of the Indonesian population. The Indonesian capital city, Jakarta, is located on western Java. Much of Indonesian history took place on Java. It was the center of powerful Hindu-Buddhist empires, the Islamic sultanates, and the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies. Java was also the center of the Indonesian struggle for independence during the 1930s and 40s. Java dominates Indonesia politically, economically and culturally.

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Herman Willem Daendels - Military and Colonial Career - Governor-General of The Dutch East Indies
... His primary task was to rid the island of Java of the British Army, which he promptly achieved ... the construction of the Great Post Road (Indonesian Jalan Raya Pos) across northern Java ... The road now serves as the main road in the island of Java, called Jalur Pantura ...
... Jazelle DBX (Direct Bytecode eXecution) allows some ARM processors to execute Java bytecode in hardware as a third execution state alongside the existing ARM and ... on ThumbEE mode and supports ahead-of-time (AOT) and just-in-time (JIT) compilation with Java and other execution environments ... use of Jazelle DBX is by manufacturers of mobile phones to increase the execution speed of Java ME games and applications ...
Manjusri - In Buddhist Cultures - In Indonesia
... In 8th century ancient Java during the era of Medang Kingdom, Manjusri was a prominent boddhisattva deity revered by the Sailendra rulers, the patron of Mahayana buddhism ... is the second largest Buddhist temple in Central Java after Borobudur ... The depicition of Manjusri in Sailendra art of ancient Java is similar to those of Pala style of Bihar, Nalanda ...
Java, South Dakota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 94 households out of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Java":

  • (noun): 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.
  • (noun): An island in Indonesia south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions.