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Orthigonal Classifications

Often, objects can be characterized in a number of different ways that are totally orthogonal to each other. For example, the author of the textbook is

None of these are proper subsets of each other, and thus cannot be placed into an inheritance hierarchy.

Intro OOP, Chapter 13, Slide 2