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ob·ject

(ob'jekt),
1. Anything to which thought or action is directed.
2. In psychoanalysis, that through which an instinct can achieve its aim.
3. In psychoanalysis, often used synonymously with person.

object

[ob′jəkt]
(in psychology) something through which an instinct can achieve its goal; in psychoanalytic terms, a person other than self. See also object relations.

OBJECT

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ob·ject

(ob'jekt)
1. Anything to which thought or action is directed.
2. In psychoanalysis, that through which an instinct can achieve its aim.
3. In psychoanalysis, often used synonymously with person.

Object 

1. Something that has a fixed shape or form that you can touch or see.
2. Anything from which an image is formed by an optical system.
extended o. An object consisting of many point objects separated laterally to form a certain shape (e.g. trees, people). See beam of light; pencil of light; extended source.
o. plane See object plane.
point o. A small component of an extended object, in relation to an optical system. If the point object is situated on the axis of an optical system it gives rise to the axial ray and it is referred to as the axial point object.
real o. 
An object from which emergent rays diverge.
o. of regard See point of fixation.
o. space See image space.
virtual o. One towards which incident rays are converging after refraction or reflection. Example: a positive lens forms an image of an object placed beyond its anterior focal point. Introducing a mirror between the lens and the image makes that image become a virtual object. See virtual image.
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at *6 (emphasis added) (finding first, the nature of the harassment was sexual; second, the conduct's alleged frequency and duration--two school years in a three-year period--qualified it as "severe, pervasive and objectionably offensive"; and third, the fact that Dane stopped attending Hudson Area Schools after the ninth grade was sufficient evidence of a deprivation of access to educational opportunities or benefits).
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