Meaning of “Java” in the English Dictionary

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"Java" in British English

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Javanoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒɑː.və/ us /ˈdʒɑː.və/ trademark


  • Mount Merapi is in the center of the island of Java, one of the world’s most densely populated islands.
  • One reason is the dense population on Java – around 1,000 people for every square kilometer.

(Definition of “Java” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Java" in American English

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Javanoun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒɑ·və/ trademark

a computer programming language used for writing programs for the internet

(Definition of “Java” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Java™" in Business English

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Java™noun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒɑːvə/ us trademark IT

a computer language that is often used to write programs for the internet:

in Java The test version was written in Java.

(Definition of “Java™” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)