object-oriented programming

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Definition of object-oriented programming

: a type of computer programming in which programs are composed of objects (see object entry 1 sense 6a) which communicate with each other, which may be arranged into hierarchies, and which can be combined to form additional objects

First Known Use of object-oriented programming

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Object-oriented programming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/object-oriented%20programming. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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