object object  /ˈɑb dʒɛkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  2. (n) (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
  3. (n) the focus of cognitions or feelings
  4. (n) (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer
  5. (v) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
  6. (v) be averse to or express disapproval of
  7. (n) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

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  1. As astronomers probe outward in space, they are looking backward in time, because the light that they see from very distant objects started its journey millions of years ago.
  2. None of those patients reported leaving the objects there, however, and only two out of 12 patients who reported doing so had to seek medical treatment as a result.
  3. And they're exasperated by demands to return objects that entered their collections many years before the adoption of laws that bar their export.

News

  1. Secret court won't object to release of opinion on illegal surveillance

    In a rare public ruling by the nation’s most secretive judicial body, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled Wednesday that it did not object to the release of a classified 86-page opinion concluding that some of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities were unconstitutional.The ruling, signed by the court’s chief judge, Reggie Walton, rejected the Justice Department’s arguments ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Parents and students object to orchestra teacher move

    Parents and students filled Town Hall to object to a staffing change that reassigns the high school orchestra director to the elementary school level. She'll continue to work at the middle school.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wellesley Townsman

  3. World's Largest Social Discovery Site Uses Caringo Object Storage

    AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caringo ®, the leading provider of object storage software, today announced that social media company Massive Media has been utilizing a storage infrastructure ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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