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object Idioms & Phrases


art object

  • noun a work of art of some artistic value
    piece; objet d'art.
    • this store sells only objets d'art
    • it is not known who created this piece
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depicted object

  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; subject.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject
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direct object

  • noun the object that receives the direct action of the verb
    direct object.
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extraterrestrial object

  • noun a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
    estraterrestrial body.
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indirect object

  • noun the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb
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kuiper belt object

  • noun any of many minor planets in the Kuiper belt outside the orbit of Neptune at the edge of the solar system
    KBO.
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mental object

  • noun the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
    content; cognitive content.
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natural object

  • noun an object occurring naturally; not made by man
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object ball

  • noun the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball
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object code

  • noun the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer
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Object glass

  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    objective; object glass; objective lens.
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  • the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc., which is toward the object. Its office is to form an image of the object, which is then viewed by the eyepiece. Called also objective. See Illust. of Microscope.
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object language

  • noun a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
    target language.
  • noun the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
    target language.
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object lens

  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    objective; object glass; objective lens.
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Object lesson

  • noun punishment intended as a warning to others
    lesson; example; deterrent example.
    • they decided to make an example of him
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  • a lesson in which object teaching is made use of.
Webster 1913

object of a preposition

  • noun the object governed by a preposition
    object of a preposition.
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object of the verb

  • noun the object that receives the direct action of the verb
    direct object.
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object program

  • noun a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
    target program.
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object recognition

  • noun the visual perception of familiar objects
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Object staff

  • . (Leveling) Same as Leveling staff.
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Object teaching

  • a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; used especially in the kindergarten, for young children.
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object-oriented database

  • noun a database in which the operations carried out on information items (data objects) are considered part of their definition
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object-oriented database management system

  • noun a database management system designed to manage an object-oriented database
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object-oriented programing

  • noun creating a program that can use and support objects
    object-oriented programing.
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object-oriented programing language

  • noun (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
    object-oriented programing language.
    • C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C
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object-oriented programming

  • noun creating a program that can use and support objects
    object-oriented programing.
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object-oriented programming language

  • noun (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
    object-oriented programing language.
    • C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C
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physical object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
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prepositional object

  • noun the object governed by a preposition
    object of a preposition.
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retained object

  • noun an object in a passive construction
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sex object

  • noun any person regarded simply as an object of sexual gratification
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Test object

  • (Optics), an object which tests the power or quality of a microscope or telescope, by requiring a certain degree of excellence in the instrument to determine its existence or its peculiar texture or markings.
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Ulterior objectaim

  • an object or aim beyond that which is avowed.
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unidentified flying object

  • noun an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
    flying saucer; UFO.
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