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What do you call a member which is not a function?

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class A {
     getX() { return X_; }     // This is a member function
     int X_;                   // What is this ?
}


I would tend to refer to X_ as a member variable of class A, just as I would refer to getX() as a member function.  But, I don't see that term used much and I wonder if a better term exists.  

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  Ken
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>> would tend to refer to X_ as a member variable of class
>>A, just as I would refer to getX() as a member function

That's exactly the terminology that is used. "Member variable" and "member function" are the correct terms, the latter can also be called a "method".
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sometimes its called a data member in books etc...
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Thanks

PS to jonin.  Your answer was helpful also.
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