Statement used at the beginning of a Java class to make code from other Java packages available for use within the class. Note that, unlike the C #include directive, importing Java classes, even with the wildcard indicator "*", does not increase the size of the importing class.
a Java directive to include definitions (and the class binary) from a library. import java.util.*; import com.windofkeltia.locale; information hiding a design principle by which information best hidden, but crucial to an implementation is kept away either to protect it from corruption or to keep consumers of an implementation from relying upon its details. inheritance refers to the fact that a class â€œinheritsâ€ or acquires all the properties including data and methods of its super- or parent class.
A Java keyword used at the beginning of a source file that can specify classes or entire packages to be referred to later without including their package names in the reference.
The import statement makes Java classes available to the current class under an abbreviated name. (Java classes are always available by their fully qualified name, assuming the appropriate class file can be found relative to the CLASSPATH environment variable and that the class file is readable. import doesn't make the class available; it just saves typing and makes your code more legible). Any number of import statements may appear in a Java program. They must appear, however, after the optional package statement at the top of the file, and before the first class or interface definition in the file.
v.t. symbol into a package) to make the symbol be present in the package.