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English definition of “object”

object

noun [C usually singular] (CAUSE)    /ˈɒb.dʒɪkt/ US  /ˈɑːb-/
someone or something that causes particular feelings in or actions by others: He became an object of ridicule among the other workers.Motives and reasons
(Definition of object noun (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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