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is a feature that allows one interface to be used for a general class of action.
The specific action is determined by the exact nature of the situation. Consider
a stack. You might have a program that requires three type of stack.
stack is used for integer values, one for floating-point values and another for
characters. However, because of polymorphism, in Java you can specify a general
set of stack routines that all share the same names.
generally, the concept of polymorphism is often expressed by the phrase
"one interface, multiple methods." This means that it is possible to
design a generic interface to a group of related activities. This helps reducing
complexity allowing the same interface to be used to specify a general class of
is compiler's job to select the specific action as it applies to each situation.
You, the programmer, do not need to make this selection manually.
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