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Inheritance - definitions

Inheritance - A principle by which a data object can take on a metadata attribute of its 'parent' entity.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 11 December 2009 10:56:17

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inheritance - [computing] In object-oriented programming, the acquisition of methods and properties by child classes or interfaces from their previously existing parent classes or interfaces. Inheritance is one of the defining characteristics of an object-oriented system.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 19 May 2012 08:15:03, External

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