# Impl trait

Syntax
ImplTraitType : impl TypeParamBounds

ImplTraitTypeOneBound : impl TraitBound

## Anonymous type parameters

Note: This section is a placeholder for more comprehensive reference material.

Note: This is often called “impl Trait in argument position”.

Functions can declare an argument to be an anonymous type parameter where the callee must provide a type that has the bounds declared by the anonymous type parameter and the function can only use the methods available by the trait bounds of the anonymous type parameter.

They are written as impl followed by a set of trait bounds.

## Abstract return types

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Note: This is often called “impl Trait in return position”.

Functions, except for associated trait functions, can return an abstract return type. These types stand in for another concrete type where the use-site may only use the trait methods declared by the trait bounds of the type.

They are written as impl followed by a set of trait bounds.