eigenclass

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eigen- +‎ class

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eigenclass (plural eigenclasses)

  1. (object-oriented programming) A hidden class associated with each specific instance of another class.
    Singleton methods in Ruby live in a special, hidden class called the singleton class (it used to be referred to as the eigenclass, but singleton class is the current term). https://codequizzes.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/singleton-classes-in-ruby-aka-eigenclasses/

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metaclass

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