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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobjectob‧ject1 /ˈɒbdʒɪkt $ ˈɑːb-/ ●●● S2 W2 noun  1 thing [countable]THING a solid thing that you can hold, touch, or see but that is not alive an everyday object such as a spoon a small metal object scientists studying plants, animals, or inanimate objects (=things that are not alive) UFOsee thesaurus at thing2 aim [singular]PURPOSE the purpose of a plan, action, or activitygoal, aimobject of The object of the game is to improve children’s math skills. My object was to explain the decision simply. The customer will benefit most, and that is the object of the exercise (=the purpose of what you are doing).3 an object of pity/desire/ridicule etc4 money/expense is no object5 object lesson6 grammar [countable] a) SLGa noun or pronoun representing the person or thing that something is done to, for example ‘the house’ in ‘We built the house.’ syn direct object b) SLGa noun or pronoun representing the person or thing that is joined by a preposition to another word or phrase, for example ‘the table’ in ‘He sat on the table.’ c) SLGthe person who is involved in the result of an action, for example ‘her’ in ‘I gave her the book.’ syn indirect object, → subject7 computer [countable] a combination of written information on a computer and instructions that act on the information, for example in the form of a document or a picture multimedia data objects
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objectBut we also brought food, stones found along the way, wild flowers, and objects from our personal belongings.An art object is especially difficult for the critic, as there are many ways in which its description can be approached.Children should be able to point to each object as they count it.The sculpture is made from objects he found on beaches in Mexico.After his stroke, he was able to name inanimate objects like saws and shovels, but unable to name most living things.It is these muscles which make it possible to stand up straight and bend over to lift objects.The best approach is therefore for a document processing system to allow the user to define and use logical objects.It examines some respects in which software is both like and unlike traditional museum objects.The infant has no concept of objects.Deferred imitation is the imitation of objects and events that have not been present for some time.This enables messages sent from the object database to access information stored in the Sybase system.In this game the object is to score as many points as you can in the time given.The object of the exercise is to keep kids in school, rather than leaving without graduating.The object of the search was to find a small plane that has been missing for two days.inanimate objectsThe Minoans also regarded certain inanimate objects as incarnations of a deity.His world was filled with copulating inanimate objects and people getting their faces ripped off.Frankly, I never used to feel guilty about disappointing inanimate objects.It forces them to tease out information from inanimate objects.This makes the study of human beings different from that of animals and of inanimate objects.Only the inanimate objects in view were registered on the plates.If either of these inanimate objects knows you are going to dump it, it will turn on you.The distinction applies to nouns which refer to animate beings as well as those which refer to inanimate objects.the object of the exercisePupils will benefit, and that must be the object of the exercise.The changes will benefit the customer most, and that is, of course, the object of the exercise.Hollows attract water, which obviously defeats the object of the exercise: to create a waterproof hat.This defeats the object of the exercise.We are not convinced that the object of the exercise is to make yet more people to become like ourselves!Usually the object of the exercise is to shock, disgust or humiliate the unwilling audience, rather than injure.