Thursday, 16 January 2014

DEFINITION OF ABSTRACT DATA TYPES



An abstract data type (ADT) is a data type that is organized in such a way that the specification of the objects and the specification of the operations on the objects is separated from the represented of the objects and the implementation of the operations.

A data type for which only the properties of the data and the operations to be performed on the data are specified, without concern for how the data will be represented or how the operations will be implemented.

The term means much the same as interface but is used particularly when specifying data
structures.


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