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- A synonym for static method.
David J. Barnes - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A method that is invoked without reference to a particular object. Class methods affect the class as a whole, not a particular instance of the class. Also called a static method. See also instance method.
Sun Microsystems - Cite This Source - This Definition
- constructor, immutable object, Instance, instance method, instantiation, Object, object construction, string
- A "method" whose "invocant" is a "package" name, not an "object" reference. A method associated with the class as a whole.
Perl - Cite This Source - This Definition
- accessor method, class, destroy, destructor, dispatch, encapsulation, global destruction, Handler, invocant, invocation, method, static method