First-class-object definition

(programming, languages) An entity that can be constructed at run-time, passed as a parameter, returned from a subroutine, or assigned into a variable.
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(programming, languages) An entity that can pass a value as a parameter, can be returned from a subroutine, and can be assigned into a variable. (This is the definition according to Raphael Finkel, who uses the terms of second- and third-class objects.)
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Noun

Singular:
first-class-object
Plural:
first-class-objects