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The object of an act is that which the agent chooses to do, that is, the specific behavior that one chooses to engage, not simply as a means but also as a directly intended end.
It is important to notice that the object is comprised of two elements: the performance of some behavior and the choice or proximate intention of some end that a particular behavior serves.
This understanding of the relationship between the object of an action and that action's moral character or species is the theoretical basis for the concept of intrinsic evil.
www.ascensionhealth.org /ethics/public/issues/object.asp   (373 words)

 OBJECT - Definition
That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark.
Object is a term for that about which the knowing subject is conversant; what the schoolmen have styled the ``materia circa quam.'' --Sir.
{Object teaching}, a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; -- used especially in the kindergarten, for young children.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/object   (523 words)

 Object - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
An object is a language supported mechanism for binding data tightly with methods that operate on that data.
Object or objection, an act where an attorney in a trial protests an act or evidence by the opposing side or their representation that violates the rules of the court.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /object.htm   (335 words)

 Object (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
By convention, the object returned by this method should be independent of this object (which is being cloned).
Typically, this means copying any mutable objects that comprise the internal "deep structure" of the object being cloned and replacing the references to these objects with references to the copies.
Otherwise, this method creates a new instance of the class of this object and initializes all its fields with exactly the contents of the corresponding fields of this object, as if by assignment; the contents of the fields are not themselves cloned.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/lang/Object.html   (2133 words)

In this remark, a certain extremely general, topic-neutral use of ‘object’ is singled out, a use in which the expression is treated as equivalent to (equally neutral) uses of ‘term’, ‘entity’, ‘unit’, ‘individual’, and ‘thing’.
Wherever the word ‘object’ (‘thing’, ‘entity’, etc.) is rightly used, it is expressed in logical symbolism by the variable name.
The fundamental spirit of the object-thesis involves affirming simply that our talk is indeed talk exclusively of objects—that we may speak of objects in the plural as well as in the singular, and that plural talk of objects is talk of the very same category of things as is talk of objects in the singular.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/object   (3050 words)

 OBJECT - Embedded Object
OBJECT element is used to include objects such as images, videos, Java applets, and VRML worlds.
This allows the object to be instantiated from a link, button, or object later in the same document.
ID attribute must be used with declared objects as an identifier for the instantiating element.
www.htmlhelp.com /reference/html40/special/object.html   (919 words)

 XHTML 2.0 - XHTML Object Module
The object data may be retrieved from the network by the object handler one time (during the declaration) and reused for each additional reference to that object data.
A declared object element must appear in a document before the first time the object data is referenced.
When an object element is defined with the declare attribute, the object handler is instantiated every time an element refers to that object data later in the document.
www.w3.org /TR/xhtml2/mod-object.html   (2642 words)

 object software
In the meeting Object Software introduced attendees to the upgrades in the upcoming 1.001 release of WOQ2, and announced the commercial operation of the game with effect from 3rd May, 2005.
Object Software,a noted network game developer and operation company in China, hosted a media conference on December 7th, at Beijing Great Wall Sheraton Hotel.
At the conference Object Software announced that it will entrust Federal Software, which is the earliest and largest software and online game channel-partner to be its general sales agent for the point cards of its latest online game, World of Qin 2.
eng.objectgames.com   (529 words)

 Object - Australian Centre for Craft and Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the occasion of Object's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate the launch of our new spaces in Surry Hills and the Sydney Opera House, Guest Editor for Issue 44, Rhana Devenport, is taking the opportunity to scan four vibrant decades of practice in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
With a fresh look at the past and a speculative envisioning of the future, this issue addresses some of the crucial ideas, materials, passions and obsessions that have informed makers, curators and collectors during this intriguing passage of time.
Also worth checking out is Australian architect Philip drew on the influence of Japanese architectural traditions on Australian practise; curator Margot Osborne on her Wild Nature exhibition; and historian and critic Douglas Lloyd Jenkins on New Zealand jeweller Areta Wilkinson.
www.object.com.au /html/magazine.html   (474 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
If you breath a foreign object into the respiratory tract, it may become stuckand cause respiratory problems, as well as inflammation and infection.
When tiny foreign objects are breathed in (inhaled), they usually cause coughing, wheezing, breathing distress, or a total lack of air.
Bronchoscopy may be necessary for definitive diagnosis as well as removal of the object.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000036.htm   (588 words)

 WebBrowser Object (Internet Explorer - WebBrowser)
Executes a command on an OLE object and returns the status of the command execution using the IOleCommandTarget interface.
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates whether the object is registered as a top-level browser for target name resolution.
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates whether the object is registered as a drop target for navigation.
msdn.microsoft.com /workshop/browser/webbrowser/reference/objects/WebBrowser.asp   (779 words)

 Dynamic HTML and XML: The XMLHttpRequest Object
object requires branching syntax to account for browser differences in the way instances of the object are generated.
The object reference returned by both constructors is to an abstract object that works entirely out of view of the user.
object operates within a browser, it adopts the same-domain security policies of typical JavaScript activity (sharing the same "sandbox," as it were).
developer.apple.com /internet/webcontent/xmlhttpreq.html   (1535 words)

 DevGuru JavaScript OBJECT: Object
Object is the primitive Javascript object from which all other objects are derived.
This specifies a function to create an object's property and is inherited by all objects from their prototype.
The eval method is deprecated as a method of Object, but is still used as a high level function.
www.devguru.com /Technologies/ecmascript/quickref/object.html   (172 words)

When using OBJECT in place of the APPLET element, the PARAM element is used exactly as it would be with the APPLET element.
This attribute explicitly specifies the height of the object in pixels.
This attribute explicitly specifies the width of the object in pixels.
www.blooberry.com /indexdot/html/tagpages/o/object.htm   (1452 words)

 Objects and Complements
An indirect object (which, like a direct object, is always a noun or pronoun) is, in a sense, the recipient of the direct object.
An object complement is similar to a subject complement, except that (obviously) it modifies an object rather than a subject.
In this case, the noun "driver" is the direct object of the verb "consider," but the adjective "tired" is still acting as its complement.
www.uottawa.ca /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/objcompl.html   (465 words)

 DBMS - July 1997 - Using Object Modeling CASE Tools
One of the advantages of object orientation is how well it lends itself to a notational representation of these principles.
Object modeling CASE tools provide support for object-oriented modeling notations and methodologies, and they also generate parts of object-oriented applications.
Object modeling CASE tools will probably have to continue to support multiple methodologies into the foreseeable future.
www.dbmsmag.com /9707d16.html   (2683 words)

 Objects, Images, and Applets in HTML documents
This attribute may be used to specify the location of the object's data, for instance image data for objects defining images, or more generally, a serialized form of an object which can be used to recreate it.
attribute is instantiated every time an element that refers to that object requires it to be rendered (e.g., a link that refers to it is activated, an object that refers to it is activated, etc.).
Image maps allow authors to specify regions of an image or object and assign a specific action to each region (e.g., retrieve a document, run a program, etc.) When the region is activated by the user, the action is executed.
www.w3.org /TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html   (5409 words)

 Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog : Object Identity in Managed Debugging
Then the object can always be retrieved later based off its identity, regardless of changes in program state.
Object identity for managed code is new in v2.0.
Since there’s no GC moving objects around in native code, the object’s address is constant and can be used to refer to the object as long as it is alive.
blogs.msdn.com /jmstall/archive/2005/01/08/349312.aspx   (921 words)

 UnrealWiki: Object
Object is the parent class of all objects in Unreal.
All of the functions in the Object class are accessible everywhere, because everything derives from Object.
Object is an abstract base class, in that it doesn't do anything useful.
wiki.beyondunreal.com /wiki/Object   (354 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors, Requests Senate Allies
I and a number of House Members are planning to object to the counting of the Ohio votes, due to numerous unexplained irregularities in the Ohio presidential vote, many of which appear to violate both federal and state law."
Historically, there appears to be three general grounds for objecting to the counting of electoral votes.
The language of 3 U.S.C. §15 suggests that objection may be made on the grounds that (1) a vote was not "regularly given" by the challenged elector(s); and/or (2) the elector(s) was not "lawfully certified" under state law; or (3) two slates of electors have been presented to Congress from the same State.
www.truthout.org /docs_04/123104W.shtml   (934 words)

 The Sailor Senshi Page : Sailormoon Item & Object Encyclopedia
It may be used to describe the object or it may be a name I picked up from another source.
Pendant: This is the object that Princess Serenity gave to Prince Endymion on the moon.
They are the objects that the Outer Senshi are searching for in both the anime and the manga.
www.eternalsailormoon.org /items   (3125 words)

 OSA Tutorial
OSA is an objected-oriented systems analysis technique, which we understand as the study of a specific domain of interacting objects for the purpose of understanding and documenting their essential characteristics.
It is a means of explaining an object's possible states (informally, what it may do) and how and why it changes state.
The OBM may be thought of as detailing when and how objects join and leave object classes and relationships.
osm7.cs.byu.edu /OSA/tutorial.html   (919 words)

 All Things Web: Degrade Me - Treat Me Like an Object
Objects provide a number of genuinely useful tools for the creation of reader-friendly Webspace.
One of the handiest things about HTML objects is that they can easily be extended to support new data types.
Objects allow you to embed all kinds of content into a Web page -- images, sounds, server-side scripts...
www.pantos.org /atw/35621.html   (730 words)

 What is object-oriented programming? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
A type of programming in which programmers define not only the data type of a data structure, but also the types of operations (functions) that can be applied to the data structure.
One of the principal advantages of object-oriented programming techniques over procedural programming techniques is that they enable programmers to create modules that do not need to be changed when a new type of object is added.
Extensive collection of links to object oriented resources along with categories for distributed objects, methods and tools, languages, databases and repositories, advanced topics, and services and companies.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/O/object_oriented_programming_OOP.html   (497 words)

 Dictionary Information: Definition Object - Description Meaning Thesaurus
-- Object glass, the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc., which is toward the object.
-- Object lesson, a lesson in which object teaching is made use of.
-- Object teaching, a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; -- used especially in the kindergarten, for young children.
www.selfknowledge.com /64873.htm   (433 words)

Augmentation of persistent object instances with columns from other tables (Joining of tables).
Database independent validation of objects based on the metadata defined in the AbstractDomain subclass.
Linking of related objects at retrieval time through the use of a postFind() method.
jrf.sourceforge.net   (892 words)

 APOD: June 26, 1996 - Happy Birthday Charles Messier: M1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Messier knew that since they did not move with respect to the background stars they could not be the comets he was searching for.
These objects are now well known to modern astronomers to be among the brightest and most striking
Objects on Messier's list are still referred to by their "Messier number".
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap960626.html   (183 words)

 The Object-Oriented Page
Roles Before Objects, by Douglas Lea, "is the first of a set of patterns for organizing activities that separate object-independent from object-dependent matters, in the interest of postponing or avoiding object-level commitments during development and/or execution".
Ken Lunn's Course Notes on Object Oriented Analysis and Design are aimed to provide you with "A simple, clear, analysis and design notation, a good basic understanding of the concepts of object oriented systems, a method for construction of analyses and designs and some discussion of the implementation of design".
Classification in the Object Oriented Paradigm from a Cognitive Psychological Perspective: A Research Proposal is a not-short paper that examines the psychological aspects of the key concepts of Object Technology.
www.well.com /user/ritchie/oo.html   (6723 words)

 unidentified flying object on Encyclopedia.com
or UFO, an object or light reportedly seen in the sky whose appearance, trajectory, and general dynamic and luminescent behavior do not readily suggest a logical, conventional explanation.
Because the objects are often shining and in that part of the sky opposite the sun, most investigators, official and unofficial alike, tend to interpret them as reflections of the sun's rays from airplanes.
Some UFOs, when pursued by planes, have proved to be weather balloons or other objects of unquestionably terrestrial origin.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/u1/unidenti.asp   (535 words)

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