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Calling a method Java

Calling a method actually gives the command, so the computer will run the code for that method. As opposed to defining a method, calling a method actually runs code. In order to call a method, you must define it first, so the computer knows what to do. **Example in Karel** ``` private void start() { move(); turnRight(); // Calls the method } // Defines the method private void turnRight() { turnLeft(); turnLeft(); turnLeft(); } ``` When you just define a method, it does not run any of the commands inside it. You need to actually **call** the method where you want the commands to actually run.