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  • IPA: /ɪnˈhɛɹətəns/, SAMPA: /In"hEr@t@ns/

Noun

Singular
inheritance

Plural
s

inheritance (s)
  1. The passing of title to an estate upon death.
  2. (countable) That which a person in entitled to inherit.
  3. (biology) The hereditary passing of biological attributes from the parents to its offspring.
  4. (computing) In object-oriented programming, the mechanism whereby parts of a superclass are available to instances of its subclass.

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