Information-hiding meaning

Keeping details of a software routine (function or object) private. Only programmers know what input is required and what outputs are expected. See encapsulation and abstraction.
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(software, object-oriented) The technique to hide information so that it is invisible from the outside of an object. (It is a principle of segregation of design decisions that are most likely to change, so that other parts of the program are protected from extensive modification.)
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