Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. 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. 2. That which is set, or which may be regarded as set, till the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing outside in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, learn, etc. "Object is a term for that about which the knowing subject is conversant; what the schoolmen have styled the "materia circa quam."" (Sir. W. Hamilton) "The object of their bitterest hatred." (Macaulay) 3. That by which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; end; aim; motive; final reason. "Object, beside its proper signification, came to be abusively applied to denote motive, end, final reason. This innovation was perhaps borrowed from the French." (Sir. W. Hamilton) "Let our object be, our country, our intact country, and nothing but our country." (D. Webster) 4. Sight; show; appearance; aspect. "He, advancing close Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose In nice object." (Chapman) 5. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb. Object glass, the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc, which is toward the object. Its office is to form an image of the object, which is then viewed by the eyepiece. Called also objective. Object lesson, a lesson in which object teaching is made use of. Object staff. Same as Leveling staff. Object teaching, a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, every new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; used especially in the kindergarten, for young children. Origin: L. Objectus. See Object. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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