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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.
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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.
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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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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"An 18-year-old being denied exemption because he was considered too young to have a conscience; a declared atheist being told he couldn't possibly have a conscience; a conscientious objector who was a piano tuner by trade being denied exemption because how could he know what use the pianos he tuned might be put to?
Soon a system was introduced in which imprisoned conscientious objectors had the chance to swap prison for work centres, where they would be employed doing work not directly related to the war, though absolutists remained in prison.
"Further problems have occurred due to (the youths) sitting on shop steps and standing in doorways and this is rather unnerving for older people passing by and living near due to gang culture," wrote an objector.
In general, those who considered themselves objectors were found to provide information and refer patients to a provider who could meet their need.
"Many conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, were given non-combatant service roles doing things like working on ambulances.
Opposition to war in Wales is an underexplored subject, and this lecture will launch our call for hidden histories of Conscientious Objectors."
Responding to the Selective Training and Service Act's provision that IV-E objectors "be assigned work of national importance under civilian direction," 35 religious groups created a joint agency to develop opportunities for such assignments.
The 16 properties being left on Madryn Street will still be an eyesore, unless the army of developers objector Ms Edge states, wish to buy them and re-furbish, can bring them up to the acceptable living standard, within the two years stipulated.
The war presented Mennonites and other conscientious objectors with unique challenges in dealing with a democratic state in a time of a popular war.
At the article under the title, "Arab objections, the Omani Media, the Least Blackout", the website said, "with the acceleration of events in the Sultanate and the move of the objections that were shared at the cyber space to the streets and its development to confrontations between the police and the objectors, the Omani media opted to convey the events without any blackout, but without going into details.
More than two dozen objectors, each of whom had the opportunity to ask Emanuel questions, were crammed in the front of the room and cordoned off.
(12) A variant of this conception makes an exception and holds that while customary international law applies to all states, it will not be applicable to persistent objectors, i.e., states that have unequivocally and consistently manifested their dissent from the rule during its formation.