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# Overriding methods from Parent Class in Python

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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You can override a method from the parent class by defining a method with exactly the same name in the child class. Python will place priority on the method you define in the child class over the definition in the parent class.

# Example

In the below example we define the method `speak` in both the parent class `Animal` and the child class `Dog`:

``` class Animal(): def __init__(self, name, age): self.name = name def speak(self): print("I am the method from the parent class!")class Dog(Animal): # Name of the parent class must be included within the brackets # This is constructor for python def __init__(self, name, age): super().__init__(name, age) # Notice how we do not need self parameter here def speak(self): print("I am a the method from the child class!")my_dog = Dog("Roxas", 26) my_dog.speak() I am a the method from the child class! ```

As we can see, the definition from the child class is prioritized.

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