The Java operators are listed in groups of decreasing *precedence* in the table below. The horizontal lines in the table indicate a change in operator precedence. Operators with higher precedence bind more strongly than those with lower precedence. For example, x + y * z means x + (y * z) because the * operator has higher precedence than the + operator. Looking at the table below, you can tell that x && y || z means (x && y) || z because the || operator has lower precedence.

The *associativity* of an operator indicates whether it groups left to right, or right to left. For example, the - operator binds left to right. Therefore, x - y - z means (x - y) - z. But the = operator binds right to left, and x = y = z means x = (y = z).

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