# What is the syntax for lambda expressions in Java?

A lambda expression is an anonymous method (method without a name) that can be used to provide the implementation of a method defined by the functional interface.

## Syntax

([comma seperated argument-list]) -> {body}

## Rules for Lambda Expression Syntax

• We can omit the datatypes since the compiler able to guess the type of parameters. When there is a single argument the parentheses also omitted.
• The arrow token (→) can be able to connect the argument and functionality. It is mandatory.
• The body contains a list of statements and expressions. In the case of a single statement or expression, the curly braces have omitted.

## Example

interface EvenOrOdd {
void check(int a);
}
public class LambdaExpressionTest1 {
public static void main(String[] args) {
EvenOrOdd evenOrOdd = (int a) -> {      // Lambda Expression
if(a% 2== 0){
System.out.println("The number "+ a +" is even");
} else {
System.out.println("The number "+ a +" is odd");
}
};
evenOrOdd.check(7);
evenOrOdd.check(10);
}
}

## Output

The number 7 is odd
The number 10 is even