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(ŏb′jĭkt-ôr′ē-ən-tĭd, -ĕn′-, -jĕkt′-)
adj. Computers
Of, related to, or being a language or system that can use and support objects: object-oriented graphics; an object-oriented interface.
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(Computer Science) computing (of programming) dealing with code and data in blocks so that it is easier to change or manipulate
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(ˈɒb dʒɪktˌɔr iˌɛn tɪd, -ˈoʊr-, ˈɒb dʒɛkt-)
Computers. pertaining to or being a system, programming language, etc., that supports the use of objects, as an entire image, a routine, or a data structure.
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