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Principally a programming language, but it has been designed by Sun Microsystems to function as a complete computer operating system. The purpose of the language has been twofold: to create a single standard that will run on a variety of competing computer systems, and to solve vexing computer security problems introduced by the widespread reliance on computer networks, which are vulnerable to malicious programs like viruses.
Just-in-Time is an approach to manufacturing where each operation is closely synchronized with subsequent operations.
To generate motion (continuous or incremental) whenever an operator-activated switch is closed.
The basic unit of thermal energy.
An instruction that causes the processor to deviate from executing instructions in order, by jumping to another place in the program.
A short conductor with which you can connect 2 points.
The point in a thermocouple where the two dissimilar metals are joined.