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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] object literally "thrown against", from obiectus, perfect passive participle of obiicere (to throw against), from ob- (against) + iacere (to throw)

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Noun

Singular
object

Plural
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  1. A thing that has physical existence.
  2. The goal, end or purpose of something.
    • 2000, Phyllis Barkas Goldman & John Grigni, Monkeyshines on Ancient Cultures
      The object of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
  3. (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.
  4. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
    Mary Jane had been the object of Peter's affection for years.
    The convertible, once object of his desire, was now the object of his hatred.
  5. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to object

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to object (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; to raise an objection.

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