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  • noun computing, programming A style of dynamic typing in which an object's current set of methods and properties determines the valid semantics, rather than its inheritance from a particular class or implementation of a specific interface.

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From the so-called duck test: "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."

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