nested class definition Java
, a class
defined within an enclosing class definition. A static
nested class has no direct access to the members of its enclosing class whereas a non-static nested class, known as an "inner class", is associated with an instance of the enclosing class and an instance of the inner class has direct access to the members of its enclosing instance.
Java Tutorial (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/javaOO/nested.html).