Operators are the constructs which can manipulate the value of operands.

Consider the expression 4 + 5 = 9. Here, 4 and 5 are called operands and + is called operator.

## Types of Operator:

Python language supports the following types of operators.

- Arithmetic Operators
- Comparison (Relational) Operators
- Assignment Operators
- Logical Operators
- Bitwise Operators
- Membership Operators
- Identity Operators

#### 1. Python Arithmetic Operators:

Python has many Arithmetic Operators. These are following:

+ | addition operator |

- | subtraction operator |

* | multiplication operator |

/ | division operator |

% | modulus operator |

** | exponent operator |

// | floor divisionoperator |

#### 2. Python Comparison Operators:

These operators compare the values on either sides of them and decide the relation among them.They are also called Relational operators.

== | equal to operator |

!= | not equal to operator |

> | greater than operator |

< | less than operator |

>= | greater than equal to operator |

<= | less than equal to operator |

#### 3. Python Assignment Operators:

Python has many Arithmetic Operators.These are following:

= | value assign operator |

+= | It adds right operand to the left operand and assign the result to left operand |

-= | It subtracts right operand from the left operand and assign the result to left operand |

*= | It multiplies right operand with the left operand and assign the result to left operand |

/= | It divides left operand with the right operand and assign the result to left operand |

%= | It takes modulus using two operands and assign the result to left operand |

#### 4. Python Bitwise Operator:

The following Bitwise operators are supported by Python language −

& | Binary AND operator copies a bit, to the result, if it exists in both operands |

| | Binary OR operator copies a bit, if it exists in either operand. |

^ | Binary XOR operator copies the bit, if it is set in one operand but not both. |

~ | Binary Ones Complement operator is unary and has the effect of 'flipping' bits. |

<< | Binary Left Shift operator is moved left by the number of bits specified by the right operand. |

>> | Binary Right Shift is moved right by the number of bits specified by the right operand. |

#### 5. Python Logical Operator:

The following logical operators are supported by Python language.

and | (Logical AND) Operator - If both the operands are true then condition becomes true. |

or | (Logical OR) Operator - If any of the two operands are non-zero then condition becomes true. |

not | (Logical NOT) Operator - Used to reverse the logical state of its operand. |

#### 6. Python Membership Operators:

Python’s membership operators test for membership in a sequence, such as strings, lists, or tuples. There are two membership operators as explained below −

in Operator | Evaluates to true if it finds a variable in the specified sequence and false otherwise. |

not in Operator | Evaluates to true if it does not finds a variable in the specified sequence and false otherwise. |

is Operator | Evaluates to true if the variables on either side of the operator point to the same object and false otherwise. |

is not Oprator | Evaluates to false if the variables on either side of the operator point to the same object and true otherwise. |