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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