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See also: Javascript and javascript


Alternative forms[edit]


From Java (a programming language) + script, although the language is not closely related to Java and was originally to be called LiveScript.


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑː.və.skɹɪpt/
  • Hyphenation: Ja·va·Script

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (computer languages) A scripting programming language most commonly used to add interactive features to webpages.



Derived terms[edit]



JavaScript (plural JavaScripts)

  1. (informal) A JavaScript script.
    • 2004, Jon Duckett, “Creating a JavaScript Library”, in Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Wiley, →ISBN, page 549:
      By examining lots of examples, you will learn how to make use of JavaScript in your own Web pages, and through these examples you will learn some new coding practices for writing JavaScripts. [] Thousands of free JavaScripts are already out there on the Web, and before you start writing a script to do anything you are best off looking on some of these sites to see if someone has already done all of the hard work for you.
    • 2005, Al Kernek, Put Your Business Online, 2nd edition, Pacifica Endeavors, →ISBN, page 138:
      To use JavaScripts, you need to understand basic HTML and typically have access to a Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. You do not have to be a programmer to develop and embed useful JavaScripts into your Website! In fact, many Websites offer free JavaScripts that you can just cut and paste into your website.
    • 2006, Joe Kraynak, Que’s Official Internet Yellow Pages, Que Publishing, →ISBN, page 469:
      Access thousands of JavaScripts, complete with tutorials and open discussions with the more than 500,000 registered users at this site.
    • 2008, Peter Kent, Search Engine Optimization For Dummies, 3rd edition, Wiley, →ISBN:
      You don’t need to put JavaScripts inside a page. JavaScripts generally should be placed in an external file — a tag in the Web page “calls” a script that is pulled from another file on the Web server — for various reasons: []
    • 2016, June Jamrich Parsons, New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory, Cengage Learning, →ISBN, page 511:
      EVER WEB SITE IS A POTENTIAL RISK. You know the exploits: malware, infected downloads, spyware, fraudulent Web sites, rogue JavaScripts…the list goes on.
    • 2019, Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar, Sourabhh Sethii, Building Digital Experience Platforms: A Guide to Developing Next-Generation Enterprise Applications, Apress, →ISBN, page 237:
      Appropriate placement of stylesheets and JavaScripts improves the perceived page load times and prevents browsers getting blocked.

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