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- Every bean in Spring has a scope that defines its existence timeframe in the application.
- Singleton scope for bean limits a bean to a single object instance per Spring IOC container.
- This single instance is limited to a specific ApplicationContext. If there are multiple ApplicationContext then we can have more than one instance of bean.
- By default all the beans in Spring framework are Singleton scope beans.
- With Prototype scope a single bean definition can have multiple object instances in a Spring container.
- In prototype scope bean, the Spring IoC container creates new bean instance of the object every time a request for that specific bean is made.