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Java™ How To Program (Early Objects), Tenth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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1.5.3 Instantiation

Just as someone has to build a car from its engineering drawings before you can actually drive a car, you must build an object of a class before a program can perform the tasks that the class’s methods define. The process of doing this is called instantiation. An object is then referred to as an instance of its class.

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