Etymology: The word object comes from the latin word objectum a noun form of objectus which in turn comes from objicere, which means to throw or put something before someone. Objicere comes from ob-, "in front of" (related to the Greek ἐπί epi-) and jacere, "throw".
As an English word, object has many senses. Some of these senses are subjects of Wikipedia articles:
- object (philosophy)
- In computer science, an object is a language supported mechanism for binding data tightly with methods that operate on that data.
- object (task)
- direct object and indirect object (grammar)
- categories in mathematics contain objects. For instance, the monster group is an object in the category of all groups.