Abstract Class in Java


  • Abstraction is the process of hiding the inner details and showing the functionality.
  • Abstraction can be achieved through abstract class or interface in Java.

Abstract class:

  • A class which is declared as abstract is called abstract class. An abstract class may or maynot contain abstract methods.
  • Abstract method is a method which has no implementation in it or a method without a body.

Example for Abstract method:

Example for Abstract class:


The addition of given numbers is:11
The subtraction of given numbers is:2
  • Abstract class cannot be instantiated. It should only be implemented and used by the subclass.
  • A subclass which inherits the abstract class either have to implement all the abstract methods present in the abstract class or declare itself as abstract.

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