[ob-jikt-awr-ee-en-tid, ‐ohr‐, ob-jekt‐]

adjective Computers.

pertaining to or denoting a system, programming language, etc., that supports the use of objects, as an entire image, a routine, or a data structure.

Nearby words

  1. object lesson,
  2. object linking and embedding,
  3. object program,
  4. object relations theory,
  5. object relationship,
  6. object-oriented programming,
  7. object.,
  8. objectification,
  9. objectify,
  10. objection

Origin of object-oriented


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Examples from the Web for object-oriented

  • One interesting application area migrating toward an object-oriented approach is geospatial databases.

    Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
  • Modeling and simulation is also benefiting from object-oriented technologies.

    Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman