- any item that can be individually selected or manipulated, as a picture, data file, or piece of text.
- in object-oriented programming, a self-contained entity that consists of both data and operations to manipulate the data.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of object
synonym study for object
OTHER WORDS FROM objectob·jec·tor, nouno·ver·ob·ject, verbre·ob·ject, verb (used with object)un·ob·ject·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH objectabject, object
Words nearby object
Definition for object (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for object
Physicists don’t usually deal with objects of different sizes at the same time.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Powerful gusts not only blow objects around, they also churn up massive waves called storm surges.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
When you only look at things close-up, your eyes don’t get practice focusing on distant objects.Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning|Kathryn Hulick|September 11, 2020|Science News For Students
GPT-3’s word embeddings are not perceptually grounded in the world, which explains why it often struggles to consistently answer common-sense questions about visual and physical features of familiar objects.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
It’s not yet clear what this object is and what its purpose might be.China says it has launched and landed a reusable spacecraft|Neel Patel|September 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
But by far the most interesting object, which held enormous fascination for me, sat high up on the top shelf.
And who better to do that with than the actress who is playing the object of said (alleged) lesbian affection in the flick?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they run off with somebody else, we say they were stolen—as if they are an object or a commodity.
He can barely speak the titles, but manages to let Viridiana and That Obscure Object of Desire pass from his lips.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The show, Bell Hooks argued in Black Looks: Race and Representation, “represents wom[e]n as the object of a phallocentric gaze.”
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Naturally the conversation fell on the all-absorbing topic of the day and the object of his mission.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
To make the effort of articulation a vital impulse in response to a mental concept,—this is the object sought.
The object of this practise is to attain facility in manipulating the elements while maintaining the smooth quality of the tone.
Every time he is dressed, or sees his mother dress, he has an object-lesson in symmetrical arrangement.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for object (1 of 2)
Word Origin for object
British Dictionary definitions for object (2 of 2)
Derived forms of objectobjector, noun
Word Origin for object
Cultural definitions for object
Idioms and Phrases with object
see money is no object.