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Object-oriented programming

In computer science, object-oriented programming, OOP for short, is a computer programming paradigm.

The idea behind object-oriented programming is that a computer program may be seen as composed of a collection of individual units, or objects, that act on each other, as opposed to a traditional view in which a program may be seen as a collection of functions or procedures, or simply as a list of instructions to the computer.

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