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Object glass

 

Object, beside its proper signification, came to be abusively applied to denote motive, end, final cause . . . . This innovation was probably borrowed from the French. -Sir. W. Hamilton.
Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. -D. Webster.
4. Sight; show; appearance; aspect. [Obs.] -Shak.
He, advancing close Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose In glorious object. -Chapman.
5. (Gram.) A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
, 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 . See Illust. of .
, a lesson in which object teaching is made use of.
. (Leveling) Same as .
, 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.
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