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Noun: object  'ób-jikt or 'ób,jekt
  1. A tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects";
    - physical object, article
     
  2. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children";
    - aim, objective, target
     
  3. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
    "the object of the verb"
     
  4. The focus of cognitions or feelings
    "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
     
  5. (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer
    "in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects"
Verb: object  'ób-jikt or 'ób,jekt
  1. Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
    "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's licence"
     
  2. Be averse to or express disapproval of
    "My wife objects to modern furniture"

Derived forms: objected, objects, objecting

Type of: be, cognitive content, computer science, computing, constituent, content, disapprove, end, goal, grammatical constituent, mental object, physical entity, reject

Encyclopedia: Object