A variable that is associated with a class rather than an instance of the class and is typically used to access information that all instances need to share. In some languages, class variables can be accessed using the syntax classname.variablename (e.g. TestHelper.lineFeedCharacter;). That is, they do not need to be accessed via self or this. In Java, a class variable is called a static variable. Other languages may use different names and/or keywords.
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