object of study definition, object of study meaning | English dictionary



1    a tangible and visible thing  
2    a person or thing seen as a focus or target for feelings, thought, etc.  
an object of affection     
3    an aim, purpose, or objective  
4    Informal   a ridiculous or pitiable person, spectacle, etc.  
5      (Philosophy)   that towards which cognition is directed, as contrasted with the thinking subject; anything regarded as external to the mind, esp. in the external world  
6      (Grammar)   a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent is the recipient of the action of a verb  
   See also       direct object       indirect object  
7      (Grammar)   a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that is governed by a preposition  
8    no object   not a hindrance or obstacle  
money is no object     
9      (Computing)   a self-contained identifiable component of a software system or design  
object-oriented programming     
     (C14: from Late Latin objectus something thrown before (the mind), from Latin obicere; see object2)  
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a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
the study of human action and conduct
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
A virtual space created electronically exclusively occupant by cyber objects.


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