What is javascript ?

I have mentioned that jQuery is the library of Javascript functions and since i believe that you are a beginner with jQuery learning and want to know the what is javascript actually.?. 
So the answer is simple. Javascript is a client-side scripting language which allows the dynamic and interactive design of web page components. 
Javascript or JS in short, is also used in application programming, for example- in creation of pdf documents, the desktop widgets, etc. So we can say that the scope is infinite... 
lets have a look at the history of javascript.... 
******Taken from wikipedia.org***** 
JavaScript was originally developed by Brendan Eich of Netscape under the name Mocha, which was later renamed to LiveScript, and finally to JavaScript. 
LiveScript was the official name for the language when it first shipped in beta releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in September 1995, but it was renamed JavaScript in a joint announcement with Sun Microsystems on December 4, 1995 when it was deployed in the Netscape browser version 2.0B3.  
The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript roughly coincided with Netscape adding support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator web browser. 
***More details available on wikipedia.org*** 
I have included the required details from various websites so that you can get all details to learn jQuery at one place instead of going here and there... 
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