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Abstract data type: In computer science, an abstract data type is a mathematical model for a certain class of data structures that have similar behavior; or for certain data types of one or more programming languages that have similar semantics. An abstract data type is defined only by the operations that may be performed on it and by mathematical pre-conditions and constraints on the effects of those operations. They were first proposed by Barbara Liskov and Stephen N. Zilles in 1974.

  • also known as 抽象資料型別

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Google previewSimply Scheme (1999)

Introducing Computer Science by Brian Harvey, Matthew Wright

Creating an abstract data type means drawing a barrier between an idea about some kind of information we want to model in a program and the particular mechanism that we use to represent the information. In this case, the information is a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

This application of the general principle of *abstraction leads to the concept of an *abstract data type. Data abstraction is of very considerable importance in modern programming, especially for the coarse structuring of programs. Such use ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (2013)

by Derrick Morris

Abstract Data Type Definition An abstract data type is a mathematical model of an entity together with a set of operations defined on that model. It has two components: a specification and an implementation. 1.1 Specification An abstract data ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

abstract data type (ADT)...

abstract data type (ADT) a data type which hides its implementation . It may be a user- defined type or a base type in the language. The behavior of ...

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