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   25   
   26   package java.lang;
   27   
   28   import java.lang.annotation;
   29   
   30   /**
   31    * Indicates that a method declaration is intended to override a
   32    * method declaration in a supertype. If a method is annotated with
   33    * this annotation type compilers are required to generate an error
   34    * message unless at least one of the following conditions hold:
   35    *
   36    * <ul><li>
   37    * The method does override or implement a method declared in a
   38    * supertype.
   39    * </li><li>
   40    * The method has a signature that is override-equivalent to that of
   41    * any public method declared in {@linkplain Object}.
   42    * </li></ul>
   43    *
   44    * @author  Peter von der Ah&eacute;
   45    * @author  Joshua Bloch
   46    * @jls 9.6.1.4 Override
   47    * @since 1.5
   48    */
   49   @Target(ElementType.METHOD)
   50   @Retention(RetentionPolicy.SOURCE)
   51   public @interface Override {
   52   }

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