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- The software environment in which programs compiled for the Java virtual machine can run. The runtime system includes all the code necessary to load programs written in the Java programming language, dynamically link native methods, manage memory, handle exceptions, and an implementation of the Java virtual machine, which may be a Java interpreter.
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- bytecode, interpreter, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Just-in-time (JIT) Compiler, Linker, Xalan, XSLTC