Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

An object may refer to any of the following:

Computer-related objects or icons.

1. In general, an object refers to any item, either in the physical or virtual world. For example, a computer is considered an object in the physical world. In the virtual world, a document, file, folder, icon, picture are all considered objects.

2. In computer graphics, an object refers to an item within a graphic, such as a graphic circle or a square.

3. When dealing with computer programming and data objects, see the object-oriented programming definition.

4. When referring to HTML, the <object> tag is used to designate an object embedded into a web page.

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