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Java

Jiten Mistry
Jiten Mistry
4,698 Points

Difference between method overriding and polymorphism?

I am getting confused between the too could someone please help me distinguish between the two.

2 Answers

Craig Dennis
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Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Polymorphism is achieved often by using method overriding. Is there a reason you are trying to contrast them?

Jiten Mistry
Jiten Mistry
4,698 Points

Hi Craig, So if I was asked how to define both method overriding and polymorphism ? How would I go about this?

Polymorphism is having multiple method names in a hierarchy and overriding is a form of polymorphism, which is a class has the same method as its parent’s class, the derived class overrides (redefines) the method.