object

Definitions:

  • Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
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  • A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action.
  • A limiting factor that must be considered.
  • The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> intention</strong>.
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  • A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.
  • A noun or substantive governed by a preposition and typically following it.
  • Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind.
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  • A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
  • In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
  • To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection.
  • To be averse to or express disapproval of something.
  • To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism.
  • To throw or place in the way; oppose; interpose.
  • To throw or place before the view; set clearly in view; present; expose.
  • To bring forward as a ground of opposition, of doubt, of criticism, of reproach, etc.; state or urge against or in opposition to something; state as an objection: frequently with <em>to</em> or <em>against.</em>
  • To offer or make opposition in words or arguments; offer reasons against a proposed action or form of statement.
  • Plainly presented to the senses or the mind; in view; conspicuous.
  • Anything which is perceived, known, thought of, or signified; that toward which a cognitive act is directed; the non-ego considered as the correlate of a knowing ego.
  • That toward which an action is directed and which is affected by it; that concerning which an emotion or passion is excited.
  • An idea to the realization of which action is directed; purpose; aim; end.
  • A thing, especially a thing external to the mind, but spoken of absolutely and not as relative to a subject or to any action.
  • In <em>grammar</em>: A member of the sentence, a substantive word or phrase or clause, immediately (that is, without the intervention of a preposition) dependent on a verb, as expressing that on which the action expressed by the verb is exerted.
  • A similar member of the sentence dependent on a preposition, i. e. joined by a preposition to the word it limits or qualifies: as, he went with <em>me</em>; a man of <em>spirit.</em>
  • The aspect in which a thing is presented to notice; sight; appearance.
  • A deformed person, or one helpless from bodily infirmity; a gazing-stock.
  • An obstacle.
  • See the adjectives.
  • To make opposition in words or argument; to express one's displeasure; -- usually followed by to.
  • To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  • To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  • Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
  • That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible and persists for an appreciable time
  • Anything which is set, or which may be regarded as set, before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself
  • That toward which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; goal; end; aim; motive; final cause.
  • Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  • A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed.
  • Any set of data that is or can be manipulated or referenced by a computer program as a single entity; -- the term may be used broadly, to include files, images (such as icons on the screen), or small data structures.
  • Anything which exists and which has attributes; distinguished from <contr>attributes</contr>, <contr>processes</contr>, and <contr>relations</contr>.
  • the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc., which is toward the object. Its function is to form an image of the object, which is then viewed by the eyepiece. Called also <altname>objective</altname> or <altname>objective lens</altname>. See <ex>Illust.</ex> of <er>Microscope</er>.
  • a lesson in which object teaching is made use of.
  • Same as <er>Leveling staff</er>.
  • a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; -- used especially in the kindergarten, for young children.
  • A <xref>thing</xref> that has <xref>physical</xref> <xref>existence</xref>.
  • The <xref>goal</xref>, <xref>end</xref> or <xref>purpose</xref> of something.
  • The <xref>noun phrase</xref> which is an internal <xref>complement</xref> of a <xref>verb phrase</xref> or a <xref>prepositional phrase</xref>. In a verb phrase with a <xref>transitive</xref> action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
  • A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
  • In <xref>object-oriented programming</xref>, an <xref>instantiation</xref> of a <xref>class</xref> or <xref>structure</xref>.
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