How do you create a dictionary in Java? [closed]

You’ll want a Map<String, String>. Classes that implement the Map interface include (but are not limited to):

Each is designed/optimized for certain situations (go to their respective docs for more info). HashMap is probably the most common; the go-to default.

For example (using a HashMap):

Map<String, String> map = new HashMap<String, String>();
map.put("dog", "type of animal");
System.out.println(map.get("dog"));

type of animal

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