Associations to the word «Object»


OBJECT, noun. A thing that has physical existence.
OBJECT, noun. The goal, end or purpose of something.
OBJECT, noun. (grammar) The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
OBJECT, noun. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
OBJECT, noun. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
OBJECT, noun. (category theory) An element within a category upon which functions operate. Thus, a category consists of a set of element objects and the functions that operate on them.
OBJECT, noun. (obsolete) Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
OBJECT, verb. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
OBJECT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
OBJECT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
OBJECT ADAPTER PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) An adapter pattern where the adapter contains an instance of the class it wraps.
OBJECT ADAPTER PATTERNS, noun. Plural of object adapter pattern
OBJECT BALL, noun. (snooker) (billiards) The ball which the cue ball is intended to hit.
OBJECT BALLS, noun. Plural of object ball
OBJECT CODE, noun. (computing) The output of a compiler or assembler; it is not necessarily executable directly without linking to other modules
OBJECT COMPLEMENT, noun. (grammar) a complement which is coupled to an object
OBJECT GLASS, noun. Objective (part of a microscope, telescope, etc.)
OBJECT GLASSES, noun. Plural of object glass
OBJECT GRAPH, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A view of an object system at a particular point in time that details the relationships between class instances.
OBJECT GRAPHS, noun. Plural of object graph
OBJECT LANGUAGE, noun. (philosophy) A language or a part of a language that is used to speak about objects but not about sentences or propositions.
OBJECT LANGUAGE, noun. (lexicography) the language of the headwords in a dictionary (in a French-to-English translation dictionary, French is the object language)
OBJECT LANGUAGE, noun. (computing) target language; the language of the object code, the output of a compiler (not necessarily executable machine code)
OBJECT LESSON, noun. A lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus.
OBJECT LESSON, noun. An example from real life that typifies/explains a principle or teaches a lesson.
OBJECT LESSON, noun. Anything used as an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course.
OBJECT MANIPULATION, noun. Action of manipulating one or more objects using principally the body as a performing art.
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, noun. Alternative spelling of object-oriented programming
OBJECT PERMANENCE, noun. (psychology) The understanding (typically developed during early infancy) that an object still exists even when it disappears from sight, or other senses.
OBJECT POOL PATTERN, noun. (programming) A creational design pattern uses a set of initialised objects kept ready to use, rather than allocating and destroying them on demand.
OBJECT POOL PATTERNS, noun. Plural of object pool pattern
OBJECT PRONOUN, noun. (grammar) A pronoun that is used as the object of a sentence, such as "me", "him" or "us" in English.
OBJECT PRONOUNS, noun. Plural of object pronoun
OBJECT SPACE, noun. The region of space containing objects that an optical system can form images of.
OBJECT SPACES, noun. Plural of object space

Dictionary definition

OBJECT, noun. A tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects".
OBJECT, noun. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children".
OBJECT, noun. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb".
OBJECT, noun. The focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection".
OBJECT, noun. (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer; "in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects".
OBJECT, verb. Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license".
OBJECT, verb. Be averse to or express disapproval of; "My wife objects to modern furniture".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy