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Operators in java

Operator in java is a symbol that is used to perform operations. For example: +, -, *, / etc.

There are many types of operators in java which are given below:

  • Unary Operator,
  • Arithmetic Operator,
  • Shift Operator,
  • Relational Operator,
  • Bitwise Operator,
  • Logical Operator,
  • Ternary Operator and
  • Assignment Operator.

Java Operator Precedence

Operator TypeCategoryPrecedence
Unarypostfixexpr++ expr--
prefix++expr --expr +expr -expr ~ !
Arithmeticmultiplicative* / %
additive+ -
Shiftshift<< >> >>>
Relationalcomparison< > <= >= instanceof
equality== !=
Bitwisebitwise AND&
bitwise exclusive OR^
bitwise inclusive OR|
Logicallogical AND&&
logical OR||
Ternaryternary? :
Assignmentassignment= += -= *= /= %= &= ^= |= <<= >>= >>>=

Java Unary Operator

The Java unary operators require only one operand. Unary operators are used to perform various operations i.e.:

  • incrementing/decrementing a value by one
  • negating an expression
  • inverting the value of a boolean

Java Unary Operator Example: ++ and --

Output:

10
12
12
10

Java Unary Operator Example 2: ++ and --

Output:

22
21

Java Unary Operator Example: ~ and !

Output:

-11
9
false
true

Java Arithmetic Operators

Java arithmatic operators are used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They act as basic mathematical operations.

Java Arithmetic Operator Example

Output:

15
5
50
2
0

Java Arithmetic Operator Example: Expression

Output:

21

Java Left Shift Operator

The Java left shift operator << is used to shift all of the bits in a value to the left side of a specified number of times.

Java Left Shift Operator Example

Output:

40
80
80
240

Java Right Shift Operator

The Java right shift operator >> is used to move left operands value to right by the number of bits specified by the right operand.

Java Right Shift Operator Example

Output:

2
5
2

Java Shift Operator Example: >> vs >>>

Output:

5
5
-5
1073741819

Java AND Operator Example: Logical && and Bitwise &

The logical && operator doesn't check second condition if first condition is false. It checks second condition only if first one is true.

The bitwise & operator always checks both conditions whether first condition is true or false.

Output:

false
false

Java AND Operator Example: Logical && vs Bitwise &

Output:

false
10
false
11

Java OR Operator Example: Logical || and Bitwise |

The logical || operator doesn't check second condition if first condition is true. It checks second condition only if first one is false.

The bitwise | operator always checks both conditions whether first condition is true or false.

Output:

true
true
true
10
true
11

Java Ternary Operator

Java Ternary operator is used as one liner replacement for if-then-else statement and used a lot in java programming. it is the only conditional operator which takes three operands.

Java Ternary Operator Example

Output:

2

Another Example:

Output:

5

Java Assignment Operator

Java assignment operator is one of the most common operator. It is used to assign the value on its right to the operand on its left.

Java Assignment Operator Example

Output:

14
16

Java Assignment Operator Example

Output:

13
9
18
9

Java Assignment Operator Example: Adding short

Output:

Compile time error

After type cast:

Output:

20
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