- The definition of an object is a goal or anything that is visible.
- An example of object is the reason that something was done.
- An example of object is an orange.
- Object is defined as to reason or argument against something.
An example of object is to protest product testing on animals.
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- a thing that can be seen or touched; material thing that occupies space
- a person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
- what is aimed at; purpose; end; goal
- a cause for concern: used in negative constructions: money is no object
- Gram. a noun or other substantive that directly or indirectly receives the action of a verb, or one that is governed by a preposition: in “Give me the book,” “book” is the direct object and “me” is the indirect object
- Philos. anything that can be known or perceived by the mind
Origin: Middle English from Midieval Latin objectum, something thrown inch(es) the way from Classical Latin objectus, a casting before, that which appears, origin, originally past participle of objicere from ob- (see ob-) plush jacere, to throw: see jet
- to oppose
- to thrust in; interpose
- to expose
- to bring forward as a reason, instance, etc.; adduce
- to put forward in opposition; state by way of objection: it was objected that the new tax law was unfair
- to put forward an objection or objections; enter a protest; be opposed
- to feel or express disapproval or dislike
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- Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
- A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object of contempt.
- The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game.
- Grammar a. A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.b. A noun or substantive governed by a preposition.
- Philosophy Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind.
- Computer Science A discrete item that can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic. In object-oriented programming, objects include data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
- To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection: objected to the testimony of the witness.
- To be averse to or express disapproval of something: objects to modern materialism.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin obiectum, thing put before the mind, from neuter past participle of Latin obicere, to put before, hinder : ob-, before, toward; see ob- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots. V., from Middle English obiecten, from Old French objecter, from Latin obiectāre, frequentative of obicere.
- ob·jecˈtor noun
object - Computer Definition
(1) A self-contained module of data and its associated processing. Objects are the software building blocks of object technology. See object-oriented programming.
(2) In a compound document, an independent block of data, text or graphics that was created by a separate application.
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