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Dictionary size() Method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 27 Dec, 2018

The size() Method of Dictionary class in Java is used to know the size of the dictionary or the number of distinct keys present in the dictionary.

Syntax:

DICTIONARY.size()

Parameters:
The method does not accept any parameters.

Return Value:
The method returns the number of keys present in the dictionary.

Below programs illustrate the size() Method of Dictionary:
Program 1:



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// Java Code to illustrate size()
import java.util.*;
  
public class Dictionary_Demo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Creating a dictionary of Hashtable
        Dictionary<Integer, String> dict
            = new Hashtable<Integer, String>();
  
        // Inserting elements into the Dictionary
        dict.put(10, "Geeks");
        dict.put(15, "4");
        dict.put(10, "Geeks");
        dict.put(25, "Welcomes");
        dict.put(30, "You");
  
        // Displaying the Dictionary
        System.out.println("Dictionary: " + dict);
  
        // Displaying the size of the dictionary
        System.out.println("The size of the dictionary is "
                           + dict.size());
    }
}

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Output:

Dictionary: {10=Geeks, 30=You, 15=4, 25=Welcomes}
The size of the dictionary is 4

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// Java Code to illustrate size()
import java.util.*;
  
public class Dictionary_Demo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Creating a dictionary of Hashtable
        Dictionary<String, Integer> dict
            = new Hashtable<String, Integer>();
  
        // Inserting elements into the table
        dict.put("Geek", 10);
        dict.put("4", 15);
        dict.put("Geeks", 20);
        dict.put("Welcomes", 25);
        dict.put("You", 30);
  
        // Displaying the Dictionary
        System.out.println("Dictionary: " + dict);
  
        // Displaying the size of the dictionary
        System.out.println("The size of the dictionary is "
                           + dict.size());
    }
}

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Output:

Dictionary: {You=30, Welcomes=25, 4=15, Geeks=20, Geek=10}
The size of the dictionary is 5

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