Inheritance is when an computer object, like a file or folder inherits settings from it's parent. For example, if a use does not have read access to a folder, they also cannot read any files or sub folders of that directory.
In computer science, an object can be a variable, a data structure, a function, or a method, and as such, is a location in memory having a value and possibly referenced by an identifier.
In the class-based object-oriented programming paradigm, "object" refers to a particular instance of a class where the object can be a combination of variables, functions, and data structures.
In relational database management, an object can be a table or column, or an association …