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object         

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      n  
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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object          [2]  
      vb  
1    tr; takes a clause as object   to state as an objection  
he objected that his motives had been good     
2    intr; often foll by: to   to raise or state an objection (to); present an argument (against)  
     (C15: from Latin obicere, from ob- against + jacere to throw)  

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object         

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      n  
1    article, body, entity, fact, item, phenomenon, reality, thing  
2    aim, butt, focus, recipient, target, victim  
3    design, end, end in view, end purpose, goal, idea, intent, intention, motive, objective, point, purpose, reason, the why and wherefore  

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object          [2]  
      vb   argue against, demur, draw the line (at something), expostulate, oppose, protest, raise objections, take exception  
  
Antonyms     
   accept, acquiesce, admire, agree, approve, assent, compliment, comply, concur, consent, like, relish, take on board, welcome  

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cyber object n.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]

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adj.
1. [person] dishonest or suspect 2. [object] unreliable
[US] [informal] Ex1: I think his sources are hinky and I'll have to look into them. Ex2: Your brakes are a little hinky and you should get them replaced
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
v.
make or repair an object in an improvised and inventive way making use of whatever items are at hand
chiefly[US];[Fam.] Ex.: You have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered using just duct tape or a simple paper clip.
n.
a relocator refers to a person or company reponsible for the moving or relocating or one or more objects from one place to another. used in a sentence as "I am looking to hire some furniture relocators to move my items from one place to another."
exp.
A virtual space created electronically exclusively occupant by cyber objects.
[Tech.]
n.
Cyber-surveillance is an electronic system for the surveillance of online activities, objects or processes that are operated from and on the Internet.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber-surveillance is an electronic system for the surveillance of online activities
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