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java

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noun, often capitalized ja·va \ˈja-və, ˈjä-, -vē\

Definition of java

  1. :  coffee



Examples of java in a sentence

  1. a hot cup of java



Origin and Etymology of java

Java, island of Indonesia


First Known Use: 1823


Java

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geographical name Ja·va \ˈjä-və, ˈja-\

Simple Definition of Java

  • : island of Indonesia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Java

  1. island Indonesia SE of Sumatra; chief city Jakarta area 51,007 square miles (132,618 square kilometers), pop 107,581,306

Variants of java

or Indonesian

Djawa

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JAVA Defined for Kids

Java

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geographical name Ja·va \ˈjä-və, ˈja-\

Definition of Java for Students

  1. island Indonesia SW of Borneo; chief city, Jakarta




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