An array is an ordered collection of data (either primitive or object depending upon the language). Arrays are used to store multiple values in a single variable. This is compared to a variable that can store only one value.

Each item in an array has a number attached to it, called a numeric index, that allows you to access it. In JavaScript, arrays start at index zero and can be manipulated with various methods.

What an array in JavaScript looks like:

let myArray = [1, 2, 3, 4];
let catNamesArray = ["Jacqueline", "Sophia", "Autumn"];
//Arrays in JavaScript can hold different types of data, as shown above.

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