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Declaration
A statement that establishes an identifier and associates attributes with it, without necessarily reserving its storage (for data) or providing the implementation (for methods). See also definition.

Default
A Java keyword optionally used after all case conditions in a switch statement. If all case conditions are not matched by the value of the switch variable, the default keyword will be executed.

Definition
A declaration that reserves storage (for data) or provides implementation (for methods). See also declaration.

Delegation
An act whereby one principal authorizes another principal to use its identity or privileges with some restrictions.

Deprecation

Refers to a class, interface, constructor, method or field that is no longer recommended, and may cease to exist in a future version.

Derived from
Class X is "derived from" class Y if class X extends class Y. See also subclass, super class.

Distributed
Running in more than one address space.

Distributed application
An application made up of distinct components running in separate runtime environments, usually on different platforms connected through a network. Typical distributed applications are two-tier (client/server), three-tier (client/middleware/server), and n-tier (client/multiple middleware/multiple servers).

Do
A Java keyword used to declare a loop that will iterate a block of statements. The loop's exit condition can be specified with the while keyword.

DOM
Document Object Model. A tree of objects with interfaces for traversing the tree and writing an XML version of it, as defined by the W3C specification.

Double
A Java keyword used to define a variable of type double.

Double precision
In the Java programming language specification, describes a floating point number that holds 64 bits of data. See also single precision.

DTD
Document Type Definition. A description of the structure and properties of a class of XML files.