Science / Psychiatry / Transitional Object: An object, other than the mother, selected by an infant between 4 and 18 months of age for self-soothing and anxiety-reduction. Examples are a security blanket or a toy that helps the infant go to sleep. The transitional object provides an opportunity to master external objects and promotes the differentiation of self from outer world.
Object Verb Synonyms: thing, tangible, item, reality, entity, fact, phenomenon
Object Noun Synonyms: focus, target, butt, aim, destination, quarry, goal
Entertainment / Literature / Objective Form: A form of pronouns used as the objects of prepositions and verbs. Examples include the pronouns him, her, and them. Modern English uses a single objective form to mark what originally had been two gra MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / Objective Correlative: An object which comes to represent an aspect of a character--e.g., Bart Simpson's skateboard representing his carefree and spontaneous lifestyle. MORE