is-a

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is + a

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is-a (plural is-as)

  1. (computing) The relationship between two entities in which one entity inherits from the other.
    • 1992, Patrick Henry Winston, Artificial Intelligence 3rd edition, page 180
      A special slot, the Is-a slot, short for is-a-member-of-the-class, ties instances to the classes they are members of.

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