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What Does OOP Mean?

OOP means "Out Of Print," "Object-Oriented Programming," "Out Of Place," or "D'oh!"

Here is some more information about each meaning:

Out Of Print

OOP is routinely used on online selling sites, such as eBay, to mean "Out Of Print." In this context, it indicates that the item (usually a book or a record) is no longer being manufactured and suggests there is only a limited number available.

Object-Oriented Programming

Most commonly used programming languages (e.g., Java, C++, C#, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby) use "Object-Oriented Programming." These languages all use "objects," which can access or modify associated objects or data fields. In other words, there is routine interaction between objects to provide the program logic.

Out Of Place

OOP can also mean "Out Of Place." In this context, it is similar to AWKS (Awkward).

D'oh!

When used to mean "D'oh!" OOP is an interjection, typically uttered on realization that someone (usually the speaker or sender) has made a mistake. (OOP is not a word you want to hear from your tandem skydiving instructor, surgeon or pilot!)

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of OOP

"Out of Print" is the most common definition for OOP, especially when used on eBay or other selling sites.
OOP
Definition:Out of Print
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of OOP

"Object-Oriented Programming" is a common definition for OOP, in computing circles.
OOP
Definition:Object-Oriented Programming
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Specialists

Third Definition of OOP

"Out Of Place" is another common definition for OOP.
OOP
Definition:Out Of Place
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Forth Definition of OOP

"D'oh!" is another common definition for OOP.
OOP
Definition:D'oh!
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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When I write OOP, I mean this:

meaning of OOP
OOP usually means Out Of Print, implying rarity.

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Examples of OOP in Sentences

Here are examples of OOP being used in conversations:
  • Janet: I've been looking for that book forever!
  • Noreen: I found it on eBay. It's OOP now.
  • (Here, OOP means "Out Of Print.")
  • Nuclear Power Station Lead Engineer: Don't worry. It's easy. I'll just turn this dial, and it should…OOP.
  • (Here, OOP means "D'oh!")

An Academic Look at OOP

When used an abbreviation, OOP is usually pronounced "Oh-Oh-Pee," making it an initialism.

When used to mean "D'Oh!", OOP is classified as an interjection (i.e., an expression of emotion). In this context, OOP is often pronounced "Oops" (with a letter "S" on the end).

Example of OOP Used in a Text

OOP

See Also

API (application programming interface) CPP (programming language c++) JAVA (programming language) DOH (ooops (from Homer Simpson)) BNWOT (brand new without tags) BNWT (brand new with tags) NWOT (new without tags (ebay classification)) NWT (new with tags)