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By Nischal Lal Shrestha

On Sun 01 April 2018

Array Fundamentals

What is an Array?

An array is a Data Structure consisting of a collection of variables of the same type organized under one name.

In C/C++/Java,

int my_array[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};

Here different integers are collected under one name my_array. This type of Data Structure is an array.

The array might be the most widely recognized data structure. An array is a homogenous structure. By homogeneous we mean it consists of only one type of data, called the based type. The array is also called a random-access structure because all components can be selected at random and are equally accessible.