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noun [countable] object pronunciation in American English /ˈɑbdʒəkt/
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  1. 1
    a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid
    The boat was bumping against some solid object underwater.
    candles, vases, and other household objects
    There are thousands of objects in the museum’s collection.
  2. 2
    something that you plan to achieve
    His object was to hold on until help could arrive.
    with the object of: The decision was made with the object of cutting costs.
  3. 3
    the person or thing that something happens to or that people have a particular feeling about
    object of: She had become an object of desire for him.
    The band is currently the object of a lot of media attention.
    His behavior had made him an object of ridicule.



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