a body of code with fields and methods to implement modules of business logic
a complete component which is made up of at least two interfaces and a bean implementation class
a non-visual component of a distributed, transaction-oriented enterprise application
a portable server-side component that encapsulates the business logic of an application
a server-side component that contains the business logic of an app
A Java component that can be combined with other resources to create J2EE applications. There are three types of enterprise beans: entity beans, session beans, and message-driven beans.
A nonvisual software component that conforms to the Sun Microsystems, Inc. Enterprise JavaBeans architecture. An enterprise bean is designed to be installed on a server and accessed remotely from a client. It realizes the standard component architecture for building distributed object-oriented business applications in the Java programming language.