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object British & World English

A material thing that can be seen and touched

objects clause British & World English

A clause in a memorandum of association specifying the objects for which the company was established

sex object British & World English

A person regarded by another only in terms of their sexual attractiveness or availability

cognate object British & World English

A direct object that has the same linguistic derivation as the verb which governs it, as in ‘sing a song’

direct object British & World English

A noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb, for example the dog in Jeremy fed the dog

indirect object British & World English

A noun phrase referring to someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object (e.g. him in give him the book)

BL Lac object British & World English

A type of remote elliptical galaxy with a very compact starlike nucleus, remarkable for its considerable short-term variations in brightness and radio emissions

prepositional object British & World English

A noun phrase governed by a preposition

article of virtu in virtu British & World English

An article that is interesting because of its antiquity, beauty, quality of workmanship, etc.

article of virtu British & World English

An article that is interesting because of its antiquity, beauty, quality of workmanship, etc.


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