HashSet look-up complexity?

A look-up operation OR contains for single can be O(n) in worst-case right ? So, for n elements look up in hashSet will be O(n^2)?


Yes, but it’s really the worst case: if all the elements in the HashSet have the same hash code (or a hash code leading to the same bucket). With a correctly written hashCode and a normally distributed key sample, a lookup is O(1).

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