Python Word Drills

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  1. class
    Tell Python to make a new type of thing.
  2. object
    Two meanings: the most basic type of thing, an d any instance of some thing.
  3. instance
    What you get when you tell Python to create a class.
  4. def
    How you define a function inside a class.
  5. self
    Inside the functions in a class, self is a variable for the instance/object being accessed.
  6. inheritance
    The concept that one class can inherit traits from another class, much like you an your parents.
  7. composition
    The concept that a class can be composed of other classes as parts, much like how a car has wheels.
  8. attribute
    A property classes have that are from composition that are usually variables.
  9. is-a
    A phrase to say that something inherits from another as in a "salmon" is-a "fish."
  10. has-a
    A phrase to say that something is composed of other things or has a trait, as in "a salmon has-a mouth."
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Python Word Drills
Python word drills for class definitions.
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