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1.11: Vocabulary

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  • attribute:
    One of the named data items that make up an object.
    dot notation:
    Use of the dot operator (.) to access an object’s attributes or methods.
    object-oriented:
    A way of organizing code and data into objects, rather than independent methods.
    garbage collection:
    The process of finding objects that have no references and reclaiming their storage space.
    UML:
    Unified Modeling Language, a standard way to draw diagrams for software engineering.
    class diagram:
    An illustration of the attributes and methods for a class.