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English definition of “object”

object

noun (PURPOSE)    /ˈɒb.dʒɪkt/ US  /ˈɑːb-/
C1 [C usually singular] a reason for doing something, or the result you wish to achieve by doing it: The object of their expedition was to discover the source of the River Nile.Goals and purposes the object of the exercise the result that is wanted from an activity: In today's session, the object of the exercise is to improve your interpersonal skills.Goals and purposes
(Definition of object noun (PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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