Inheritance describes a principle where child elements adopt the style properties of parent elements. Commonly applied within HTML or CSS, this hierarchy establishes links between elements, providing a streamlined way to apply uniform styling across a website while reducing repetition and improving code clarity.

You can leverage inheritance to enhance consistency and efficiency in your designs. By applying styles to parent elements, the corresponding styles naturally cascade down to the child elements. Inheritance parallels the programming concept of multiple inheritance, wherein a class can inherit properties from more than one parent class.

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