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Posted on    August-23-2014 6:05 AM

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Sumit Kesarwani

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Posted on    August-23-2014 12:00 AM

The purpose of garbage collection is to identify and discard objects that are no longer needed by a program so that their resources can be reclaimed and reused.

A Java object is subject to garbage collection when it becomes unreachable to the program in which it is used.

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