What is object?

  • (noun): A tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow.
    Synonyms: physical object
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on object, objects:

Yulem
... A yulem is an object formed by natural processes which possesses a set of intrinsic aesthetic characteristics that transform it into an object of unique interest ... Only a naturally formed object that is recognized to possess such a unique or appealing character is considered a yulem object ...
Light Curve - Planetology
... there is often no way to resolve a small object in our Solar System, even in the most powerful of telescopes, since the apparent angular size of the object is smaller than one pixel in the detector ... measure the amount of light produced by an object as a function of time (the light curve) ... of peaks in the light curve gives an estimate of the rotational period of the object ...
Big Dumb Object
... In discussion of science fiction, a Big Dumb Object (BDO) is any mysterious object (usually of extraterrestrial or unknown origin and immense power) in a story which generates an intense sense of wonder just by ... Big Dumb Objects often exhibit extreme or unusual properties, or a total absence of expected properties The object discovered in Quatermass and the Pit was made of a material of extreme hardness, such that diamond-t ... In the movie based on Michael Crichton's novel Sphere, the eponymous object would reflect everything in its presence except people ...
6Q0B44E
6Q0B44E, sometimes abbreviated to B44E, is a small object, probably an item of space debris, currently orbiting the Earth outside the orbit of the Moon ... The object is just a few metres across and has been provisionally classified as artificial ... As the object moves away from the Earth, its brightness falls on a six-month cycle down to 28th magnitude, severely limiting study of its composition ...
Object-oriented Software Engineering
... Object-oriented software engineering (commonly known by acronym OOSE) is an object modeling language and methodology ... It is the first object-oriented design methodology to employ use cases to drive software design ... It also uses other design products similar to those used by Object-modeling technique ...

More definitions of "object":

  • (noun): (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon.
    Example: "The object of the verb"
  • (verb): Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent.
    Example: "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"
  • (verb): Be averse to or express disapproval of.
    Example: "My wife objects to modern furniture"
  • (noun): The focus of cognitions or feelings.
    Example: "Objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
  • (noun): The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable).
    Example: "The sole object of her trip was to see her children"
    Synonyms: aim, objective, target

Famous quotes containing the word object:

    Let’s call something a rigid designator if in every possible world it designates the same object, a non-rigid or accidental designator if that is not the case. Of course we don’t require that the objects exist in all possible worlds.... When we think of a property as essential to an object we usually mean that it is true of that object in any case where it would have existed. A rigid designator of a necessary existent can be called strongly rigid.
    Saul Kripke (b. 1940)

    This is essentially a People’s contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men—to lift artificial weights from all shoulders—to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all—to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused—in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery—by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press—their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)