Abstract class



abstract class

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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.
(1994-11-08)
Historical Examples

Now the mere fact of proceeding thus is equivalent to setting up the concept as a symbol of an abstract class.
A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson Edouard le Roy

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