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General words for objects

thing

noun

an object, or an item. This word is used when you cannot or do not want to refer to the object or item in a more specific way

object

noun

a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid

article

noun

an object, usually one of a group of similar objects

piece

noun

an individual object of a particular type

whole

noun

a complete thing made of several parts

item

noun

an individual thing, usually one of several things in a group or on a list

organism

noun

a system consisting of different parts that all fit together well so that it can operate and develop effectively

stuff

noun

a variety of objects or things

entity

noun

a separate unit that is complete and has its own character

bits and pieces/bobs

small individual things

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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