Definition of JavaScript in English:



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  • An object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers.

    • ‘Finally, you can use JavaScript to redirect the browser to a new page depending on whether or not the plug-in was found.’
    • ‘There is also JavaScript on the site, notably in some navigational aids.’
    • ‘In the case of JavaScript, our application has a common set of function calls used by the web page.’
    • ‘A JavaScript program may dynamically change the value of a certain element's ' color ' property.’
    • ‘The idea behind JavaScript was to give web developers means by which a site could genuinely interact with its user.’


1990s from Java + script.