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Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

A technology for writing programs that are made up of self-sufficient modules that contain all of the information needed to manipulate a given data structure. The modules are created in class hierarchies so that the code or methods of a class can be passed to other modules. New object modules can be easily created by inheriting the characteristics of existing classes.

Publication Source: FDA Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology

See also: Object Object Oriented Design

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