object relationship

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ob·ject re·la·tion·ship

in the behavioral sciences, the emotional bond between one person and another (or between two groups), as opposed to the individual's (or group's) interest in him or herself (itself).
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ob·ject re·la·tion·ship

(ob'jekt rĕ-lā'shŭn-ship)
behavioral sciences The emotional bond between an individual and another person (or between two groups), as opposed to the individual's or group's interest in self.
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(1) Parental Object Relationship (POR): POR describes relationships that vehicles belong to the same manufacturer.
(2) Develop class diagrams to represent the required information and object relationships.
Ze has known of hir attraction to objects since childhood, with one to five object relationships. Hir longest relationship was over ten years and ze has more than one object relationship.
Information about contracted services is logically done in Step 3, where we identify object relationships.
She explores the place of sibling relationships in transference and countertransference understandings of both vertical and lateral experiences of object relationships in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
 Reporting engine limits the view of data to two sometimes three object relationships
In "Karanis Findspots and Stratigraphy," Landvatter gives an overview of the systems used in describing excavation levels and object relationships, citing some of the obvious shortcomings while admitting that the systems were far better than those used by most excavators of that time.
He/we are dependent upon visual images, object relationships and human gesture.
-- Autodesk Civil 3D -- maintains intelligent object relationships using an industry-proven dynamic engineering model
This duress does not even result primarily from the drastic differences in social status of MOMA's audiences (a trivial fact, by comparison) but rather from the dramatic transformations of perceptual behavior and object relationships that spectators have undergone in the last twenty years alone.

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