from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of the western Pacific Ocean in the Malay Archipelago between the Sulu and Java Seas southwest of the Philippines. It is the third-largest island in the world. The sultanate of Brunei is on the northwest coast; the rest of the island is divided between Indonesia and Malaysia.

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  • proper noun A Pacific island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

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  • noun 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago


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