What does double colon mean in Java?

Double colon (::) operator is used to get a method reference in Java.

You can use it, for example, to pass a static method as a parameter:

public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // 0.5984721441039564
    transformAndPrint(2.5D, Math::sin);

    // 2.0
    transformAndPrint(2.5D, Math::floor);

  public static void transformAndPrint(
    Double value,
    java.util.function.Function<Double, Double> transformer
  ) {