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What is ADT (Abstract Data Type)?

  1. Jan 25, 2012 #1
    What is ADT: Abstract Data Type?
    is it like Abstract Classes?

    The more i am searching for it i am getting lost! So please help!

    Thanks in an advance!
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2012 #2

    chiro

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    Hey sadaf2605 and welcome to the forums.

    Have you checked Wikipedia?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_data_type
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3
    An Abstract Data Type is usually an interface which holds methods for an implementation of a Data structure. There are different ADTs available to implement different data structures. ADTs usually hold <E>, Generic variable type, so the user may or may not specify the Data Type of the data structure that is being implemented from the ADT..
     
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