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:

    Luxury, or a refinement on the pleasures and conveniences of life, had long been supposed the source of every corruption in government, and the immediate cause of faction, sedition, civil wars, and the total loss of liberty. It was, therefore, universally regarded as a vice, and was an object of declamation to all satyrists, and severe moralists.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
    —R.G. (Robin George)

    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)