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class hierarchy

(programming)class hierarchy - A set of classes and their interrelationships.

One class may be a specialisation (a "subclass" or "derived class") of another which is one of its "superclasses" or "base classes".

When a method is invoked on an object it is first looked for in the object's class, then the superclass of that class, and so on up the hierarchy until it is found. Thus a class need only define those methods which are specific to it, and inherits methods from all its superclasses.

See also: multiple inheritance.
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class fellow
class Filicinae
class Filicopsida
class Flagellata
class Gasteromycetes
class Gasteropoda
class Gastromycetes
class Gastropoda
class Ginkgopsida
class Gnetopsida
class Gymnospermae
class Hemiascomycetes
class Hepaticae
class Hepaticopsida
class Heterokontae
class Hexapoda
-- class hierarchy --
class Hirudinea
class Holothuroidea
class Hyalospongiae
class Hydrozoa
class Hymenomycetes
class Insecta
class Lamellibranchia
class Larvacea
class library
class Liliopsida
class list
class Lycopodiate
class Lycopodineae
class Lycopsida
class Magnoliopsida
class Mammalia
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