Overloading a method in Java means defining two or more occurrences of a method. Each method must be unique in its argument list or else the compile will fail. Overloaded methods are convenient when the same operation (e.g., add) must be applied to arguments of different types (e.g., integer and double precision floating point). To create overloaded methods in Java, follow these four steps.
Two versions of the
add method are provided, hence the
add method is overloaded.