ALL meanings of abstract class

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  • noun Technical meaning of abstract class (programming)   In object-oriented programming, a class designed only as a parent from which sub-classes may be derived, but which is not itself suitable for instantiation. Often used to "abstract out" incomplete sets of features which may then be shared by a group of sibling sub-classes which add different variations of the missing pieces. 1
  • noun abstract class (software, object-oriented) A class that cannot be instantiated and may have abstract method. 0
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