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Java

[jah-vuh or especially for 2, jav-uh] /ˈdʒɑ və or especially for 2, ˈdʒæv ə/
noun
1.
the main island of Indonesia. 51,032 sq. mi. (132,173 sq. km).
2.
(usually lowercase) Slang. coffee:
a cup of java.
3.
Trademark. a high-level, object-oriented computer programming language used especially to create interactive applications running over the Internet.
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British Dictionary definitions for javas

Java1

/ˈdʒɑːvə/
noun
1.
an island of Indonesia, south of Borneo, from which it is separated by the Java Sea: politically the most important island of Indonesia; it consists chiefly of active volcanic mountains and is densely forested. It came under Dutch control in 1596 and became part of Indonesia in 1949. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Capital: Jakarta. Pop (with Madura): 121 352 608 (2000 est). Area: 132 174 sq km (51 032 sq miles) Former spelling Djawa

Java2

/ˈdʒɑːvə/
noun
1.
trademark a programming language especially applicable to the Internet
Word Origin
C20: named after Java coffee, said to be consumed in large quantities by the language's creators
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Word Origin and History for javas
java
1850, kind of coffee grown on Java and nearby islands of modern Indonesia. The island name is shortened from Skt. Yavadvipa "Island of Barley," from yava "barley" + dvipa "island."
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javas in Culture
Java [(jah-vuh)]

Island in Indonesia, south of Borneo.

Note: Java is one of the world's most densely populated regions.
Note: It was under Dutch rule from 1619 to 1949.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for javas

java

noun

Coffee

[1907+; fr Java, an Indonesian island whence some coffee was exported]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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