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import static java.awt.Color.LIGHT_GRAY
import static Boolean.FALSE as F
import static Calendar.getInstance as now
import static java.lang.Integer.*

println LIGHT_GRAY
// => java.awt.Color[r=192,g=192,b=192]

println !F
// => true

println now().time
// => Sun Apr 29 11:12:43 EST 2007

println "Integers are between $MIN_VALUE and $MAX_VALUE"
// => Integers are between -2147483648 and 2147483647

def toHexString(int val, boolean upperCase) {
    def hexval = upperCase ? toHexString(val).toUpperCase() : toHexString(val)
    return '0x' + hexval
println toHexString(15, true)
// => 0xF
println toHexString(15, false)
// => 0xf

The first static import illustrates defining LIGHT_GRAY as if it was defined locally as a static field.
The next two examples show renaming (called aliasing) of a field and a method respectively.
The final example illustrates wild-carding for fields and methods and also selecting between the locally defined toHexString and imported toHexString based on parameter matching.


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import static java.lang.Math.*
println sin(123.456) * cos(456.789)
// => 0.24733809349262376

Note: Groovy does not check beyond your import class if what you statically import exists. If you import a nonexisting method, field or property Groovy will not fail at compile time, but later when executing the compiled code.

Java language guide recommends to use static imports very sparingly because they can harm readability when overused.