Object

Object may refer to:

  • Object (philosophy), a thing, being or concept
    • Entity, something that is tangible and within the grasp of the senses
  • As used in object relations theory of psychoanalysis, that to which a subject relates
  • Object (grammar), a sentence element, such as a direct object or an indirect object
  • Object (abstract), an object which does not exist at any particular time or place
  • Object (mathematics), an abstract object arising in mathematics
  • Group object, a generalization of a group built on more complicated structures than sets
  • Goal, an aim, target or objective
  • Physical body or object, in physics, a collection of masses
  • Object, an entity treated by mathematical category theory
  • 3D model, a representation of a physical object
  • Object (National Register of Historic Places), a classification used by the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
  • Объект (object); Russian GABTU military vehicle designations

In computing:

  • Object (computer science), a language mechanism for binding data with methods that operate on that data
    • Object-oriented programming (OOP), in which an object is an instance of a class or array
  • Object file, the output of a compiler or other translator program (also known as "object code")
  • Object (Information Processing), an information source for an information processor
  • HTML object element

In popular culture:

  • Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure), a sculpture by Méret Oppenheim
  • Object, a song by The Cure on their 1979 album Three Imaginary Boys
  • Objects from the 2006 television series The Lost Room
  • "Object", a song by Ween from La Cucaracha

Famous quotes containing the word object:

    There is no object so foul that intense light will not make beautiful. And the stimulus it affords to the sense, and a sort of infinitude which it hath, like space and time, make all matter gay. Even the corpse has its own beauty.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Pleasure cannot be shared; like Pain, it can only be experienced or inflicted, and when we give pleasure to our Lovers or bestow Charity upon the Needy, we do so, not to gratify the object of our Benevolence, but only ourselves. For the Truth is that we are kind for the same reason as we are cruel, in order that we may enhance the sense of our own Power.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Y’see it’s sort of a game with me. Its whole object is to prove that two plus two equals four. That seems to make sense, but you’d be surprised at the number of people who try to stretch it to five.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)