Published Apr 19, 2021Updated Dec 14, 2022
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Inheritance is one of the most important principles of object-oriented programming (OOP). It allows for one class (child class) to inherit the fields and methods of another class (parent class).

An inherited class is also called a subclass of its superclass (parent class).

Inheritance is considered one of the four pillars of OOP, along with abstraction, and encapsulation, and polymorphism.


// Parent Class
class Machine {
// Machine class member
// Child Class
class Car extends Machine {
// Car inherits traits from Machine
// Additional Car class members, functions, etc.

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