basically singleton class allows only one instance of the class to be created at any time
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Are you asking what a singleton is or what classes in the API implement that pattern?
If the former, a search on this site should prove useful as it is a often talked about topic.
If the latter, look for a class with a private constructor AND has a static method named something like getInstance() or getNameOfClass. If a constructor is not shown in the API it is private.
A well known singleton is Runtime, but there are many more. Another possibility is MessageDigest. Although that one has a protected constructor, so I am not sure it can be considered a singleton. Anyone know?
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