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Elements of OOP - Inheritance

  1. Classes are organized into a singly-rooted tree structure, called an inheritance hierarchy

Information (data and/or behavior) I associate with one level of abstraction in a class hierarchy is automatically applicable to lower levels of the hierarchy.

Intro OOP, Chapter 1, Slide 26