A specific standard for commenting Java programs. Javadoc is a format to follow when commenting in order to clearly explain your code. Javadoc starts with a `/**` and ends with a `*/` Here is the general format for commenting (also known as documenting) a method using the Javadoc format: ``` /** * Description of the method * * @param nameOfParameter1 description of parameter * @param nameOfParameter2 description of parameter * @return description of the return value */ ``` When the Javadoc format is used, there is a tool (also called Javadoc) that is able to read through your code and produce nice looking documentation for your code. Javadoc is a convention to follow. If everyone agrees to use Javadoc when commenting their code, then programmers will be able to read each other's code more easily.