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Java return Keyword

❮ Java Keywords


Example

A method with a return value:

public class Main {
  static int myMethod(int x) {
    return 5 + x;
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println(myMethod(3));
  }
}
// Outputs 8 (5 + 3)

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Definition and Usage

The return keyword finished the execution of a method, and can be used to return a value from a method.


More Examples

Tip: Use the void keyword to specify that a method should not have a return value:

Example

A method without any return values:

public class Main {
  static void myMethod() {
    System.out.println("I just got executed!");
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    myMethod();
  }
}

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Related Pages

Read more about methods in our Java Methods Tutorial.


❮ Java Keywords