Access Modifier

An access modifier is a piece of code used to specify the access permissions of a name.

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Closest Wikipedia entry:  Access modifiers — Access modifiers (or access specifiers) are keywords in object-oriented languages that set the accessibility of classes, methods, and other members. Access modifiers are a specific part of programming language syntax used to facilitate the encapsulation of components.In C++, there are only three access modifiers. C# extends the number of them to six, while Java has four access modifiers, but three keywords for this purpose.

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