subclass

1. noun
a) A rank directly below class
b) In object-oriented programming, an object class derived from another class (its superclass) from which it inherits a base set of properties and methods.
2. verb
In object-oriented programming, to create a subclass of.

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  • subclass — index subdivision Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • subclass — [sub′klas΄] n. 1. a subdivision of a class; specif., any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals 2. Math. SUBSET …   English World dictionary

  • subclass — /sub klas , klahs /, n. 1. a primary division of a class. 2. a subordinate class, esp. one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class: a subclass of alien workers. 3. Biol. a category of related orders within a class. v.t …   Universalium

  • subclass — /ˈsʌbklas/ (say subklahs) noun 1. a primary division of a class. 2. a category of related orders within a class. –verb (t) 3. to place in a subclass …   Australian English dictionary

  • subclass — poklasis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. subclass vok. Unterklasse, f rus. подкласс, m pranc. sous classe, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • subclass — poklasis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Objektiniame programavime – ↑klasė, gauta iš kitos klasės paveldėjimo būdu. Jeigu A klasė paveldėta iš B klasės, tai A klasė yra B klasės poklasis. atitikmenys: angl. derived class; subclass… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • subclass — noun Date: 1819 a primary division of a class: as a. a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order b. subset 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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