Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE)
A smaller-scale, platform-independent development environment defining the Java programming language and application programming interfaces (API) supporting interaction with file systems, networks, and graphical interfaces. A programmer uses Java SE to develop an application to run on a virtual machine.
Related terms
application, application programming interface (API), Java
Contrast with
Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Virtual Machine (JVM)

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