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Superclass

Superclass


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Definition:

A superclass is a class that has been extended by another class. It allows the extending class to inherit its state and behaviors.

Also Known As: base class, parent class

Examples:

Imagine you define a Person class:

public class Person { }

A new class can be created by extending this class:

public class Employee extends Person { }

The Person class is said to be the superclass of the Employee class.