## Bitwise OR Operator

Bitwise OR Operator is used to perform OR operation between two given operands at bit level.

## Symbol

The symbol of bitwise OR operator is `|`

.

## Syntax

The syntax to do bitwise OR operation between the operands: `x`

and `y`

, is

`x | y`

## Example

The following is a simple example of how bitwise OR operation is done between two numbers.

```
x = 5
y = 20
#bit level
x = 00000101
y = 00010100
x | y = 00010101
Therefore x | y = 21
```

In this following program, we take integer values in `x`

, and `y`

, and perform bitwise OR operation between them.

**Python Program**

```
x = 5
y = 20
output = x | y
print(f'{x} | {y} = {output}')
```

**Output**

`5 | 20 = 21`

## Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned about Bitwise **OR** Operator, and it’s usage with the help of examples.