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Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE), also known as Java Runtime, is part of the Java Development Kit (JDK), a set of programming tools for developing Java applications. The Java Runtime Environment provides the minimum requirements for executing a Java application; it consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), core classes, and supporting files.

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Java Runtime Environment also known as JRE, provides runtime environment. JRE is an implementation of JVM i.e. Java Virtual Machine.

JRE is comprised of JVM, set of libraries and oyher relevant files required by JVM.

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