As an English word, object has many senses. Some of these senses are subjects of Wikipedia articles:
- object (philosophy)
- object-oriented language (computing)
- direct object and indirect object (grammar)
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As used by philosophers, in general, an object is something that can have properties and relations. Hence a particular object is, basically, either a particular material body or a particular mind--or, on a neutral monist view, a particular that can be viewed under both physical and mental aspects.
As used by software developers, an object is a construct having properties and methods. As in philosophy a particular object has features in common with others of the same class (a dog barks), but it also has information unique to it (e.g., Lassie's trainer is Russ Featherfax)