object-oriented programming [OOP]« BACK TO DICTIONARY INDEX
(n.) A logic program in which each element, or object, is self-contained, stands alone, and holds all the data and instructions related to a particular task. Any element can call up any other object or element, and the recipient itself can perform the task. The paradigm provides for object classes, methods, and inheritance. OOP is also known as modular code because its modules are independent and easily cross-linked.