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A large island in the Malay Archipelago, forming part of Indonesia; population 120,000,000 (est. 2008) (with Madura).
[mass noun] A general-purpose computer programming language designed to produce programs that will run on any computer system.
- ‘For programs that will encounter contact with malicious users, Java appears to be a great language to use.’
- ‘The phones use the platform independent programming language Java to perform complicated tasks.’
- ‘The Java software language is designed to let programs work on any type of hardware platform.’
- ‘Microsoft said it plans to phase out support for Java in key desktop software products.’
1990s: with allusion to java.
[mass noun] Coffee.‘I'm dying for a cup of java’
- ‘I could hangout at coffee shops sipping enormous cups of java hanging out with friends.’
- ‘If you've never seen the film, then a rental might be a good way to spend 142 minutes, as long as you have a hefty cup of java standing by.’
- ‘He paused as he sniffed the air and glanced over at the coffee pot percolating java on the counter.’
- ‘But because Americans are not nearly as fond of dates as they are of coffee, java came out on top due to sheer popularity.’
- ‘I usually began the day with black tea and most afternoons enjoyed a cup of java or a latte.’
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