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  1. ob·ject
  2. noun

    • 1. a material thing that can be seen and touched:

      he was dragging a large object small objects such as shells
      Synonym : thing, article, item, piece, device, gadget, entity, body, thingamajig, thingamabob, thingummy, whatsit, whatchamacallit, what-d'you-call-it, thingy, doodah, doobry, gubbins, doodad, doohickey, doojigger, dingus, thingo
    • 2. a thing external to the thinking mind or subject.

    • 3. a person or thing to which a specified action or feeling is directed:

      disease became the object of investigation
    • 4. a goal or purpose:

      the Institute was opened with the object of promoting scientific study
      Synonym : purpose, objective, aim, goal, target, end, end in view, plan, object of the exercise, ambition, design, intent, intention, idea, point
    • 5. a noun or noun phrase governed by an active transitive verb or by a preposition:

      in Gaelic the word order is verb, subject, object
    • 6. a data construct that provides a description of something that may be used by a computer (such as a processor, a peripheral, a document, or a data set) and defines its status, its method of operation, and how it interacts with other objects:

      the interface treats most items, including cells, graphs, and buttons, as objects


    • 1. say something to express one's disapproval of or disagreement with something:

      residents object to the volume of traffic the boy's father objected that the police had arrested him unlawfully
    • 2. adduce as a reason against something:

      Bryant objects this very circumstance to the authenticity of the Iliad
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: object, plural noun: objects

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a material thing that can be seen and touched:

      a thing external to the thinking mind or subject.

    • verb

      say something to express one's opposition to or disagreement with something:

      cite as a reason against something:

    • noun

      a direct object that has the same linguistic derivation as the verb that governs it, as in “sing a song,” “live a good life.”.

      a direct object that makes explicit a semantic concept that is already wholly present in the semantics of the verb which governs it, as in “ask a question,” “eat some food.”.

    • noun

      a language described by means of another language.

      a language into which a program is translated by means of a compiler or assembler.

    • noun

      objet trouvé.
    • noun

      a noun phrase referring to someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object (e.g. him in give him the book).
    • noun

      code produced by a compiler or assembler.
    • plural

      a theory describing the relationship felt or the emotional energy directed by the self or ego toward a chosen object:
    • noun

      a person or thing external to the ego chosen as a focus of desire or sexual activity.
    • noun

      any ball other than the cue ball.
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