a method (other than a constructor) that operates on classes instead of objects
a method that accesses the class fields declared in its class
a method that operates on a class reference instead of an object reference
an OO static method that is invoked using indirection off the package object e
a static method, it is declared with the keyword static and called by using the class name
A method that provides behavior for a class. Message to invoke class methods are sent to the class, rather than to instance of the class.
Any method that can be invoked using the name of a particular class. Class methods affect the class as a whole, not a particular instance of the class. Class methods are defined in class definitions. See also instance method.
A method that is invoked without reference to a particular object. Class methods affect the class as a whole, not a particular instance of the class. Also called a static method. See also instance method.
method that defines a particular operation that is carried out by a class, such as creating an instance of itself. Class methods are invoked by sending message to a class rather than to one of its instances.
In the Objective-C language, a method that can be used by the class object rather than by instances of the class.
(def1 - simple) A method that a class implements (as opposed to an instance), usually to create a new object. I denote a class method by: aClassMethod
A method that is associated with a class of objects instead of a specific object.
A method declared static. Methods of this type are not passed implicit this references and may refer only to class variables and invoke other class methods of the current class. A class method may be invoked through the class name, rather than through an instance of the class.