Definitions for "object-oriented"
Using data structures called objects, which encapsulate data and typically are accessed by passing messages, which in turn may trigger internal procedures within the object which are invisible outside the object.
A modern paradigm of programming which models information in terms of objects. Computation occurs when one object receives a message from another asking it to perform one of its methods, i.e, special subroutines subcategorized for each type of object. The object-oriented approach, in which the data and the program behavior are encapsulated in the objects, contrasts with the conventional approach to programming, in which a monolithic program operates on data which is completely separate. Object-oriented programming is more amenable to modelling parallel processing.
A programming paradigm that concentrates on defining data objects and the methods that may be applied to them.
graphics Used for line drawings, logos, and other images that require smooth edges. Made up of mathematically defined curves and line segments called vectors. Beneficial in printing due to ability to be enlarged without loss of detail.
Descriptive of computer graphics that are based on vector s rather than bitmap s. See Vector Graphic.
Used to describe an image created by the use of a mathematical equation using x-y coordinates rather than a bitmap image (created using dots). An object-oriented image can be printed at any size without a loss of resolution. In contrast, a bitmap image will loose resolution when printed at larger sizes. See Also: Line Art, Raster, Vectors
Distinquishable from structured by the use of terms like "object" and "class."
a software development strategy that organizes software as a collection of objects that contain both data structure and behavoir
A term specifying that a piece of software is composed of objects, which are self-contained modules that contain both data and procedures that act on the data.
practice of breaking down a system into its unique and logical components, then developing those components only once and applying them to system. Each individual components purpose is well defined and testable.
describes a perspective that views the elements of a problem or solution by decomposition into objects and object relationships.
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based on objects. See .