Creating an object literal

Introduction

Just like other variables in JavaScript, an object too has to be defined and initialized in order to be created. There are various ways to create an object literal.

An object literal can be created:

  • by using figure brackets {...} in the declaration.

  • by using the new keyword.

  • based on an existing object by using the create() method.

All of these approaches do exactly the same thing.

Syntax

Figure Brackets

An object contains data values and functions known as its properties. Let’s take a look at the syntax for creating an object literal using {..}:

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