The Break statement in Java is used to break a loop statement or switch statement. The Break statement breaks the current flow at a specified condition.

Note: In case of inner loop, it breaks just the inner loop.

Syntax:

break;

Break Statement Sample Program:

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package ClassThreeControlFlowStatements;
 
public class BreakStatement {
 
public static void main(String[] args) {
 
for (int i=1; i<=10; i++)
{
if (i==4)
        {
break;
        }
        System.out.println(“Value of i is “+i);
}
}
 
}

Break Statement within Switch Case:

Refer Switch Case Statement.

Break Statement with inner loop:

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package ClassThreeControlFlowStatements;
 
public class BreakStatementInnerLoop {
 
public static void main(String[] args) {
 
for (int x=1; x<=4; x++)
{
for (int y=1; y<=4; y++){
if (x==2 && y==2)
        {
System.out.println(“Value of x is “+x+” and Value of y is “+y);
break;
        }
System.out.print(x);
        System.out.println(y);
}
}
}
 
}

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