actual meaning of inheritance

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inheritance (n):

  1. something that is or may be inherited; property passing at the owner's death to the heir or those entitled to succeed; legacy.

  2. the genetic characters transmitted from parent to offspring, taken collectively.

  3. something, as a quality, characteristic, or other immaterial possession, received from progenitors or predecessors as if by succession: an inheritance of family pride.

  4. the act or fact of inheriting by succession, as if by succession, or genetically: to receive property by inheritance.

  5. portion; birthright; heritage: Absolute rule was considered the inheritance of kings.

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Hi satishchavan170,

This Wikipedia article will get you started on the concepts of inheritance:

but I'd advise you to get your hands on a good reference book that introduces OO concepts.

Do you have any specific questions about inheritance with respect to C++?

Inheritance: you get all of your parents' characteristics (attributes and behaviors), yet you can add to, remove, or modify them (esp. behaviors).

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