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object /ˈɒbdʒɪkt/ n
  1. a tangible and visible thing
  2. a person or thing seen as a focus or target for feelings, thought, etc
  3. an aim, purpose, or objective
  4. informal a ridiculous or pitiable person, spectacle, etc
  5. that towards which cognition is directed, as contrasted with the thinking subject; anything regarded as external to the mind, esp in the external world
  6. a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent is the recipient of the action of a verb
    See also direct object, indirect object
  7. a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that is governed by a preposition
  8. no objectnot a hindrance or obstacle: money is no object
  9. a self-contained identifiable component of a software system or design
Etymology: 14th Century: from Late Latin objectus something thrown before (the mind), from Latin obicere; see object²
object /əbˈdʒɛkt/ vb
  1. (tr; takes a clause as object) to state as an objection
  2. (intransitive) often followed by to: to raise or state an objection (to); present an argument (against)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin obicere, from ob- against + jacere to throw

obˈjector n

'objector' also found in these entries:
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