Can we declare final method in abstract class?

If a method in a class is defined as final, then we can’t provide the re-implementation for that final method in it’s derived classes i.e overriding is not possible for that method.

An abstract class contains one or more abstract method.

  • We can have concrete(non-abstract) methods declared as final as it contains both definition and declaration in abstract itself.
  • However, we cannot define abstract methods as final, since the class inheriting our abstract class cannot define/re-implement them.


abstract class Shape
    protected String name;

    abstract void draw();
    abstract void paint();

    final String getNameOfShpae() {
        retrun "Name of the Shape is"+name;


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