What does is-a mean?

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  1. is-a(Noun)

    The relationship between two entities in object-oriented computer programming in which one entity is inherited from the other.

  2. is-a(Verb)

    Is a member of the class.

    An apple is-a fruit.


  1. Is-a

    In knowledge representation, object-oriented programming and design, is-a or is_a or is a is a relationship where one class A is a subclass of another class B. In other words, Type A is a subtype of type B when A’s specification implies B’s specification. That is, any object that satisfies A’s specification also satisfies B’s specification, because B’s specification is weaker. The is-a relationship is contrasted with the has-a relationship, which constitutes the holonym-meronym hierarchy. It may also be contrasted with the instance-of relation: see type-token distinction. When designing a model of the real-world relationship between an object and its subordinate, a common error is confusing the relations has-a and is-a.

Anagrams for is-a »

  1. ais, Ais, AIS

  2. sai


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of is-a in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of is-a in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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