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INHERITANCE
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    A fundamental principle of object oriented programming (OOP). The ability of a class to derive data and behaviour from another class. This promotes reuse and maintainability. The object-oriented concept where a child class also has the features (attributes and methods) of its parent class. One of the types of relationships between objects in the data representation model.


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