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Name: Java OOP: Runtime Polymorphism through Inheritance
ID: m44177
Language: English (en)
Summary: With runtime polymorphism, the selection of a method for execution is based on the actual type of object whose reference is stored in a reference variable, and not on the type of the reference variable on which the method is called.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: abstract class, abstract method, assignment compability, behavior, casting, class, class method, class variable, constructor, encapsulation, extends, final, implements, inheritance, inner class, instance, instance method, instance variable, instantiate, interface, Java, method, method overloading, method overriding, object, object-oriented programming, OOP, polymorphism, primitive type, public, reference, reference type, signature, state, static initializer block, subclass, superclass, toString method, variable, void
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)
Copyright Holders: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)
Maintainers: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Jul 25, 2012 11:24 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Jul 27, 2012 4:00 pm -0500

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Version: 1.3 Jan 1, 2013 11:00 pm -0600 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
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