An abstract method is any method that is declared by, but not implemented in, an Abstract Class.
Also any method that is implemented in a base class and that provides a default behavior that is intended to be overridden in its concrete derived classes.
Source: Firesmith, D, Eykholt, E (1995), Dictionary of Object Technology, Sigs Books, New York, NY, ISBN 0133738876.
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