# JavaScript Logical Operators – What Is a JavaScript Logic?

Logic is the analytical action performed by a computer, which often requires the computer to decide if a specific condition is true or false.

Here’s an example:

In the snippet above, we used the strict equality operator (`===`) to analyze `senseOrgans` content—to check if it is truly equal to `100`.

The result of the logical comparison—between number `100` and `senseOrgans` content—returned `false` because `100` and `5` are not equal.

So, now that we know what logic is, let’s discuss the common types of logical operators in JavaScript, starting with the equality operator.

## Equality Operator (`==`)

The equality operator (`==`) checks if its two operands are of equal value.

Here’s an example:

The equality comparison between `century`’s content and `"100"` returns `true` because the two values are equal.

## Strict Equality Operator (`===`)

The strict equality operator (`===`) checks if its two operands are strictly of equal type and value.

Here’s an example:

The equality comparison between `century`’s content and `"100"` returned `false` because the two operands have equal values but different types.

In other words, the content in `century` is a number type, while `"100"` is a string type.

## NOT Operator (`!`)

The NOT operator (`!`) is used to negate the Boolean value of an expression. In other words, it converts true to NOT true and false to NOT false.

Here’s an example:

The code above means NOT `true`. Therefore, if you run the snippet, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s another example:

In the snippet above, `century !== 100` means `century` NOT strictly equal to `100`.

The computer returned `false` because we used the NOT operator to negate the strict equality operator.

## AND Operator (`&&`)

The AND operator (`&&`) checks if all of its operands are true.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because the left and right operands of the AND operator are true.

Technically, the AND (`&&`) operator returns its right operand’s value if its left operand’s value is truthy. Otherwise, if the left operand is falsy, the AND operator will return the left operand’s value.

For instance, consider the code below:

In the snippet above, observe that the computer returns the right operand whenever the left operand is truthy. However, whenever the left is falsy, the computer returns the value of that left operand.

## AND Assignment Operator (`&&=`)

The AND assignment operator (`&&=`) checks if its left-hand side expression is truthy. If so, it initializes the expression with its right-hand side operand.

However, the operator will not update the left-hand side expression if its current value is falsy.

## OR Operator (`||`)

The OR operator (`||`) checks and returns `true` if one (or both) of its operands is true. Otherwise, it returns `false` if both of its operands are false.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because one of the OR operator’s operands is true.

Technically, the OR (`||`) operator returns the left operand if its value is truthy.

Otherwise, if the left operand is falsy, the OR operator will return the right operand’s value.

For instance, consider the code below:

In the snippet above, observe that the computer returns the left operand if it is truthy. Otherwise, it returns the right operand.

## OR Assignment Operator (`||=`)

The OR assignment operator (`||=`) checks if its left-hand side expression is falsy. If so, it initializes the expression with its right-hand side operand.

However, the operator will not update the left-hand side expression if its current value is truthy.

## Nullish Coalescing Operator (`??`)

The nullish coalescing operator (`??`) checks if its left-hand side operand is `undefined` or `null`. If so, it returns its right-hand side operand. Otherwise, it produces its left-hand side operand.

Here’s an example:

The snippet above will return `true` because the left-hand side operand is neither `undefined` nor `null`. So, the left operand gets returned.

The nullish coalescing operator is similar to the OR operator. The main difference is that nullish returns its right-hand side operand’s value if the left operand is nullish (`undefined` or `null`).

However, the OR operator returns its right-hand side operand’s value if the left operand is any falsy value—not just `undefined` or `null`.

Here’s another example:

In the snippet above, observe that the computer returns the right operand only if the left one is `null` or `undefined`. Otherwise, it returns the left operand.

## Nullish Assignment Operator (`??=`)

The nullish assignment operator (`??=`) checks if its left-hand side expression is `undefined` or `null`. If so, it initializes the expression with its right-hand side operand.

However, the operator will not update the left-hand side expression if its current value is not nullish (`undefined` or `null`).

## Greater than Operator (`>`)

The greater than operator (`>`) checks if its left operand is greater than its right-hand one. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `false` because the left-hand side operand is not greater than the one on the right-hand.

## Less than Operator (`<`)

The less than operator (`<`) checks if its left operand is less than its right-hand one. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because the left-hand side operand is less than the one on the right-hand.

## Greater than or Equal to Operator (`>=`)

The greater than or equal to operator (`>=`) checks if its left operand is greater than or equal to its right-hand operand. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because the left-hand side operand is equal to the one on the right-hand.

## Less than or Equal to Operator (`<=`)

The less than or equal to operator (`<=`) checks if its left operand is less than or equal to the one on the right-hand. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because the left-hand side operand is equal to the one on the right-hand.

## NOT Equal to Operator (`!=`)

The NOT equal to operator (`!=`) checks if its two operands are not of equal value. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

The snippet above will return `true` because the left and right operands are not of equal value.

Here’s another example:

The snippet above will return `false` because the left and right operands are of equal value.

## NOT Strictly Equal to Operator (`!==`)

The Not strictly equal to operator (`!==`) checks if its two operands are strictly not of equal type and equal value. If so, the Boolean value `true` gets returned. Otherwise, the computer will return `false`.

Here’s an example:

If you run the snippet above, the computer will return `true` because the left and right operands are of equal values but not of similar types. Therefore, they are not strictly equivalent to one another.