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BASE CLASS [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Computer Programs and Programming
DEF

A class that is higher in the inheritance lattice than a given class.

CONT

A new class that is created by inheritance is sometimes called a child class or a subclass. The class you originally inherited from is called the base class, parent class, or the superclass.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Programmes et programmation (Informatique)
DEF

Classe d'objets composée de sous-classes héritières de ses propriétés.

CONT

Il est possible de représenter sous forme de hiérarchie de classes, parfois appelée arborescence de classes, la relation de parenté qui existe entre les différentes classes. L'arborescence commence par une classe générale appelée superclasse (parfois classe de base, classe parent, classe ancêtre, classe mère [...]). Puis les classes dérivées (classe fille ou sous-classe) deviennent de plus en plus spécialisées.

Key term(s)
  • super-classe

Spanish

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