There are 3 main definitions of java in English:

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java 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjävə/
Pronunciation: /ˈjavə/

noun

North American informal
Coffee.
Example sentences
  • But because Americans are not nearly as fond of dates as they are of coffee, java came out on top due to sheer popularity.
  • He paused as he sniffed the air and glanced over at the coffee pot percolating java on the counter.
  • I usually began the day with black tea and most afternoons enjoyed a cup of java or a latte.

Origin

Mid 19th century: originally referring to coffee from Java1.

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Syllabification: ja·va

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Java 2

Pronunciation: /ˈjävə/
Pronunciation: /ˈjavə/
A large island in the Malay Archipelago that forms part of Indonesia; population 120,000,000 (est. 2008).

Words that rhyme with Java

balaclava, Bratislava, carver, cassava, Costa Brava, guava, kava, larva, lava, palaver

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Syllabification: Ja·va

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Java 3

Pronunciation: /ˈjävə/

noun

trademark
A general-purpose computer programming language designed to produce programs that will run on any computer system.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1990s: with allusion to java.

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Syllabification: Ja·va

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