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JavaScript - Bitwise NOT operator



The Bitwise NOT operator (~) is an unary operator which takes a bit pattern and performs the logical NOT operation on each bit. It is used to invert all of the bits of the operand. It is interesting to note that for any integer x, ~x is the same as -(x + 1).

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The example below describes how bitwise NOT operator works:


  528 -> 00000000000000000000001000010000 (in binary)
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 -529 <- 11111111111111111111110111101111 (in binary) 


The code of using Bitwise NOT operator (~) is given below:

var x = 528;
var z, txt;

//Bitwise NOT operation
z = ~x;
txt = "x = " + x + "<br>";
txt = txt + "z = " + z + "<br>";

The output (value of txt) after running above script will be:

x = 528
z = -529

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