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When a Thread completes whatever it's doing in its run() method, is that Thread object discarded and ready for garbage collection?
 
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Regardless if a thread is running or not, if the number of references to that object is equal to or greater than 1, then it wont be a candidate for garbage collection.
After a thread returns from its run() method, it does not get destroyed by any means. It's still an object whose methods and attributes can be accessed by other objects.
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So it only goes away when the JVM is no longer in use for whatever application you're running?
 
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