Object = (1) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow: ‘This box was full of rackets, balls, and other objects.’ (2) the purpose intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable): ‘The object of the game is to score as many points as possible.’ ‘Nobody knows the real object of their visit.’ (3) (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon: ‘The object of the verb’ (4) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent: ‘She never objects to do any work she is assigned with.’

Objective = the goal intended to be attained by the end of a course of action: ‘The company’s long-term objective is to increase sales overseas.’ ‘The course description began with a long list of aims and objectives.’

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