Can we Overload Static methods in Java ?

Overloading: Overloading is also a feature of OOPs languages like Java that is related to compile time (or static) polymorphism. This feature allows different methods to have same name, but different signatures, especially number of input parameters and type of input parameters.

Can we overload static methods?
The answer is ‘Yes’. We can have two ore more static methods with same name, but differences in input parameters. For example, consider the following Java program.

// filename
public class Test {
    public static void foo() {
        System.out.println(" called ");
    public static void foo(int a) { 
        System.out.println(" called ");
    public static void main(String args[])

Output: called called

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