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Version: 3.7.0


The global clearTimeout() method cancels a timeout previously established by calling setTimeout().

If the parameter provided does not identify a previously established action, this method does nothing.




  • timeoutID
    • : The identifier of the timeout you want to cancel. This ID was returned by the corresponding call to setTimeout().

It's worth noting that the pool of IDs used by setTimeout() and setInterval() are shared, which means you can technically use clearTimeout() and clearInterval() interchangeably. However, for clarity, you should avoid doing so.

Return value

None undefined.