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What is a thread?

What is a thread?: Managing Threads in Java
What is a thread?: Managing Threads in Java

Every Java program has at least one thread. The default main thread that executes the main method (usually public static void main(String[] args). A thread represents an independent path of code execution within a program. Many threads can run concurrently in a Java program; your app can create threads to perform time-intensive tasks and run it in the background. This allows the application to remain responsive to its users.

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