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An object, of Latin objectum, is a something (consciously more near not specified), to which a human thought refers either or or supports. It is insignificant whether formal communication or Ubereinstimmung finds over the object between individuals instead of.

Under the term object becomes usually always somewhat abstrakteres, when by the term understood article. So, for example, an article is not also always an object, but an object always an article. In a certain context, e.g. depending upon field of activity or special, different more concrete definitions for the term can be met (please around understanding, if I do not specify the current or correct definition here, there I not with all these areas professionally am occupied):

Concrete definitions in some areas:

  • Colloquial language
    Article, with which somewhat occurs, "object of an action" or article of a Gebankenaustauschs.
  • Philosophy
    The subject of an activity, e.g. thinking; in contrast to the subject the object is a passive item.
  • Linguistics
    Sentence part, to which the verb refers; objectively, relative to the object, gegenstaendlich, essentially, actually.
  • Mathematics
    Term for the designation of items of a certain category or kind, e.g. a quantity, a group, a topological space etc..
  • Programming languages
    An entity, in a program to be created and within this or also within other programs as a whole be processed can (e.g. to be created, copied, shifted, or changed can).
    In object-oriented programming languages this definition is extended by the possibility, in this entity totally enclosed subroutines for the manipulation of the object you to define.

Since this text has a general universal definition of terms such as art object and art as a goal, we proceed in the further also from the universal, abstract definition of an object at the start of this paragraph, which is freely from any context and therefore free from any drawer-technical and drawers.