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Dictionary Definition

subclass n : (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order

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  1. A rank directly below class
  2. In object-oriented programming, an object class derived from another class (its superclass) from which it inherits properties and methods, and usually adds some of its own.



  1. In the context of "transitive|computing": In object-oriented programming, to create a subclass of.

Extensive Definition

Subclass may refer to:
subclass in Italian: Sottoclasse
subclass in Dutch: Onderklasse
subclass in Japanese: サブクラス
subclass in Simple English: Subclass

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