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object Tweet Definition of object Like Definition of object on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  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 of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
      1. (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.
      2. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
      Mary Jane had been the of Peter's affection for years.
      The convertible, once of his desire, was now the of his hatred.
      1. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; to raise an objection.
objective Tweet Definition of objective Like Definition of objective on Facebook
noun
  1. A material object that physically exists.
  2. A goal that is striven for.
  3. (grammar) The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
  4. The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
  2. Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices.
  3. Based on observed facts.
  4. (grammar) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
opera glasses Tweet Definition of opera glasses Like Definition of opera glasses on Facebook
noun
  1. (pluralonly) small low-powered binoculars for use at a theatrical performance
optic Tweet Definition of optic Like Definition of optic on Facebook
noun
  1. An eye.
  2. A lens or other part of an optical instrument that interacts with light.
  3. A measuring device with a small window, attached to an upside-down bottle, used to dispense alcoholic drinks in a bar.
adjective
  1. Of, or relating to the eye or to vision.
  2. Of, or relating to optics or optical instruments.
optics Tweet Definition of optics Like Definition of optics on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics) The physics of light and vision.
  2. The light-related aspects of a device.
The of this telescope are particularly good
  1. (plural of, optic)

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