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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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Adorno made a point of criticising the existentialist habit of conflating Kierkegaard and Kafka, even though, with respect to the theme of objectless inwardness, Kafka was 'Kierkegaard's pupil'.
This excessive, objectless, irrepressible love for the dead is divine
If so, objectless curiosity would seem to exceed or defy the interpretive functions basic to reading narrative.
Yet, instead of giving up narration altogether since there is nothing to narrate, narration will continue as an objectless production of speech.
At the same time, the dialectics of the gaze--its self-divisive, objectless, and endlessly migratory character--lets Armstrong explore in compelling ways the reflexive, implicating nature of the Shakespearean text, its systematic elision of interpretive boundaries.
Namely, the subjectless suppressive blocks the SemA-slot X, and the objectless suppressive, the SemA-slot Y.
The wise master of Zen who posed the riddle: "Show me your original face before you were born" (Herrigle 1960:39) was, in effect, asking to see the objectless "I" behind the veils of time and space of the "self.
The totally vacuous term of objectless (and worse: outcome-denying) "equality" is turned into the ideological justification of the effective practical negation of all real opportunity to those who need it.
38, Incorporamos laversion en ingles de la tan famosa definicion: "imperialism is the objectless disposition on the part of a state to unlimited forcible expansion".
But see John Deigh, Cognitivism in the Theory of Emotions, 104 ETHICS 824, 826 (1994) (arguing that not all emotions have intentional objects and that some cognitivists get around this observation by "excluding experiences of objectless emotions from the class of emotions proper and placing them in some distinct class of mental states, such as moods").
Is Eliot declaring that all artists, experiencing objectless feelings, and imposing them on the world, are adolescent, not to say pathological?
Collectively, the record of these decisions on the British leasehold of Weihaiwei and its return to China appears to substantiate at the highest official level the objectless behavior that Schumpeter considered the essence of imperialism.