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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Java Virtual Machine
  Java VM
      (JVM) A specification for software
     which interprets Java programs that have been compiled into
     byte-codes, and usually stored in a ".class" file.  The JVM
     instruction set is stack-oriented, with variable
     instruction length.  Unlike some other instruction sets, the
     JVM's supports object-oriented programming directly by
     including instructions for object method invocation (similar
     to subroutine call in other instruction sets).
     The JVM itself is written in C and so can be ported to run
     on most platforms.  It needs thread support and I/O (for
     dynamic class loading).  The Java byte-code is independent
     of the platform.
     There are also some hardware implementations of the JVM.
     Sun's Java chip
     [Documentation?  Versions?]

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