An object may refer to any of the following:
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, and 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, 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.