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Abstraction is a key pillar in computer science theory and particularly object orientated programming. It involves filtering out – essentially, ignoring - the characteristics that we don't need in order to concentrate on those that we do.

Presentation on Abstraction

Abstraction in action - Python (Creating a universe with planets)

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