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Can somebody explain to me what in Jquery means matched elements?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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This concept is not unique to jQuery, you will see this elsewhere such as in plain JavaScript and CSS.

Anytime you identify a set of elements using a selector, that set of elements are the "matched elements". That just means that they "matched" what the selector was looking for.

For example, for $("p") in jQuery the matched elements would be all the paragraphs in the document.
Or for .sample { /* ... */ } in CSS the matched elements would be all those with a class name of "sample".

thank you Steven