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I interviewed in Marlborough, MA and was asked:
"What is polymorphism"
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Polymorphism allows you to treat derived objects as if they were base objects.
For example, you create a number of specialized BIRD types: Penguins, Parrots, Gulls. All of these derive from BIRDS. BIRDS has a number of methods that are factored out of the derived classes.
- Justin on May 1, 2013

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