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Volatile variable explanation in Java docs

when a thread reads a volatile variable, it sees not just the latest change to the volatile, but also the side effects of the code that led up the change This is mentioned at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/essential/concurrency/atomic.html Can someone please provide an example of this? This first gave me an impression that the thread that reads a volatile variable will synchronize with

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