Abstract Data Type

Abstract Data Type

“Abstract” indicates ideas, thoughts and theories as opposed to physical or concrete existence. Abstract data refers to data where we are only concerned with it in terms of its items and operations – not the implementation.


For example, we use int, float, char data types only with the knowledge with values that can take and operations that can be performed on them without any idea of how these types are implemented. So we only care about what a data type is supposed to do, but not about how it does it.

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