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return statement

Value returned from a function.

Description

Specifies an expression to be returned from a function.

If no return expression is declared the function will return undefined.

Syntax


Signature Description
return [expression];Specifies an expression to be returned from a function.

Parameters


Parameter Description
expressionAn optional expression to be returned from the function.

Examples

The code below gives an example of using the return statement.


// Create a function statement that takes an argument and returns square of the argument.
function squareNumber(a) {
  return a * a;
}
alert(squareNumber(9));
alert(squareNumber(13));

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JavaScript Intermediate Tutorials - Lesson 8 - Functions



  

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