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JavaScript Function Apply

The apply() method calls a function with a given this value, and arguments provided as an array (or an array-like object).

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The Difference Between call() and apply()

The call() method takes arguments separately.

The apply() method takes arguments as an array.

The apply() method is very handy if you want to use an array instead of an argument list.


Using apply and built-in function

Clever usage of apply() allows you to use built-in functions for some tasks, that otherwise probably would have been written by looping over the array values.

As an example here we are going to use Math.max/Math.min, to find out the maximum/minimum value in an array.

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Using apply to invoke a function without specifying arguments

In the example below, we invoke the display function without passing the arguments:

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