multiple inheritance


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multiple inheritance

(programming)
In object-oriented programming, the possibility that a sub-class may be derived from multiple parent classes which are themselves not derived one from the other.

multiple inheritance

In object-oriented programming, a class that can contain more than one parent. Contrast with single inheritance.
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