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undefined global variable

The JavaScript global variable undefined can be used to determine if assignment has taken place and is returned from methods and functions when no value is available.

  • Variables that are not initialized have a type of undefined.
  • Uninitialized variables evaluated in methods and statements return undefined.
  • Functions with no return value return undefined.

Examples


The code below just creates a variable without a value.



// Create an uninitialised variable and display it.
var undefinedVariable;
alert(undefinedVariable); 

// Create three undefined variables.
var dVariable, eVariable, fVariable;
alert(dVariable + ' ' + eVariable + ' ' + fVariable);

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