Python Bitwise OR Operator

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}')
Run

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.