Abstract data type
Fox, Christopher Department of Computer Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
- Relation to object-oriented paradigm
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A mathematical entity consisting of a set of values (the carrier set) and a collection of operations that manipulate them. For example, the Integer abstract data type consists of a carrier set containing the positive and negative whole numbers and 0, and a collection of operations manipulating these values, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, equality comparison, and order comparison. See also: Abstract algebra
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