Summary of Operators

Summary of Operators

The following quick reference summarizes the operators supported by the Java programming language.

Simple Assignment Operator

= Simple assignment operator

Arithmetic Operators

+ Additive operator (also used for String concatenation)
- Subtraction operator
* Multiplication operator
/ Division operator
%Remainder operator

Unary Operators

+ Unary plus operator; indicates positive value (numbers are positive without this, however)
- Unary minus operator; negates an expression
++ Increment operator; increments a value by 1
-- Decrement operator; decrements a value by 1
! Logical compliment operator; inverts the value of a boolean

Equality and Relational Operators

== Equal to
!= Not equal to
> Greater than
>= Greater than or equal to
< Less than
<= Less than or equal to

Conditional Operators

&& Conditional-AND
|| Conditional-OR
?: Ternary (shorthand for if-then-else statement)

Type Comparison Operator

instanceof Compares an object to a specified type

Bitwise and Bit Shift Operators

~ Unary bitwise complement
<< Signed left shift
>> Signed right shift
>>> Unsigned right shift
& Bitwise AND
^ Bitwise exclusive OR
| Bitwise inclusive OR

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