In this chapter, you will learn:

  • What operators are
  • The different types of operators available in Java
  • Operator precedence, which determines the order in which operators are evaluated when multiple operators are used in the same expression

What Is an Operator?

An operator is a symbol that performs a specific kind of operation on one, two, or three operands, and produces a result. The type of the operator and its operands determines the kind of operation performed on the operands and the type of the result produced. Operators in Java can be categorized based on two criteria:

  • The number of operands they operate on
  • The type ...

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