superclass (plural superclasses)

  1. (computing, object-oriented programming) A high-level class that passes attributes and methods down the hierarchy to subclasses.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxon ranking below a phylum and above a class.
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  • French: classe mère
  • German: Überklasse
  • Russian: надкла́сс

superclass (superclasses, present participle superclassing; past and past participle superclassed)

  1. (transitive, computing, object-oriented programming) To create a superclass of.
    • 2001, Stephen Teilhet, Subclassing and Hooking With Visual Basic (page 223)
      Applications incorporating superclassing "clean up" by calling UnregisterClass on all superclassed classes.

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