short Java Keyword with Examples

Key points about short Java Keyword

  1. The short keyword is used to declare a variable as a numeric type.
  2. short is a signed 16-bit type.
  3. It has a range from –32,768 to 32,767.
  4. The Short class is a wrapper class for the short primitive type. It defines MIN_VALUE and MAX_VALUE constants representing the range of values for this type.

short Java Keyword Example

Here are some examples of short variable declarations:
short s;
short t;
Here are some examples of short variable declaration and initialization:
short length = 20120;
short flag = 10;
The short keyword can be used to the declared return type of a method as well: