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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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For this reason, the same behavior from a nonsmoker might be objectionably paternalistic.
another, the instantiation of objectionably divisive or exclusionary
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So why does pursuing deterrence in that case not likewise objectionably harm some as a means of benefiting others?
Most objectionably, it forbids detainees from challenging their confinement through the ancient writ of habeas corpus.
It explains nothing to say that such a restriction should be regarded as an objectionably discriminatory policy, rather than a neutral one, whenever its enforcement involves an intent to discriminate.
On my anti-paternalist view, if there were a society whose members did not want to be democratic, it would be objectionably paternalistic to use coercion to make it democratic.
Congreve's lines, however, offer an attractively religious sentiment without any objectionably sacred content.
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Most objectionably, didn't Spielberg downplay the heroism of the African slaves in his 1997 historical epic Amistad by focusing too much attention on the efforts of noble white men fighting valiantly for black freedom and, just as perniciously, by sacrificing the development of Djimon Hounsou's wonderful character Cinque for too many close-ups of Matthew McConaughey?
Rather than limit their efforts to the identification of objectionably partisan passages in each of the schoolbooks then in use, Catholics increasingly argued that the central, common textbook in use--the King James Bible--was a sectarian one, and therefore that the entire curriculum required revision.