iterator find( const Key& key );
const_iterator find( const Key& key ) const;
template< class K > iterator find( const K& x );
(3) (since C++14)
template< class K > const_iterator find( const K& x ) const;
(4) (since C++14)
1,2) Finds an element with key equivalent to key.
3,4) Finds an element with key that compares equivalent to the value x. This overload only participates in overload resolution if the qualified-id Compare::is_transparent is valid and denotes a type. It allows calling this function without constructing an instance of Key


key - key value of the element to search for
x - a value of any type that can be transparently compared with a key

Return value

Iterator to an element with key equivalent to key. If no such element is found, past-the-end (see end()) iterator is returned.


Logarithmic in the size of the container.


#include <iostream>
#include <set>
int main()
    std::set<int> example = {1, 2, 3, 4};
    auto search = example.find(2);
    if(search != example.end()) {
        std::cout << "Found " << (*search) << '\n';
    else {
        std::cout << "Not found\n";


Found 2

See also

returns the number of elements matching specific key
(public member function)
returns range of elements matching a specific key
(public member function)

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