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Definition of the noun objection

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noun - plural: objections

  1. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  2. the speech act of objecting
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: speech act = the use of language to perform some act
    • more specific words:
      • challenge = a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
      • complaint = an expression of grievance or resentment
      • demurral / demurrer / demur = a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
      • dissent = the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
      • exception = grounds for adverse criticism
      • squawk / bitch / gripe / beef / kick = informal terms for objecting
      • protestation / protest = a formal and solemn declaration of objection
      • protest = the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
  3. the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of objection: dissent / protest
    • more generic word: resistance = group action in opposition to those in power
    • more specific terms:
      • boycott = a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
      • direct action = a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
      • demonstration / manifestation = a public display of group feelings
      • walkout = the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
  4. (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: procedure = a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
    • more specific word: recusation = an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties

Alternative definition of the noun objection


  1. The act of objecting.
  2. A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition.
  3. [legal] An official protest raised in a court of law during a legal trial over a violation of the rules of the court by the opposing party.


  1. "Objection" a.k.a. "Aitraaz" is a 2004 Indian romantic thriller film produced by Subhash Ghai for Mukta Arts and directed by Abbas-Mustan. It tells the story of a man accused of sexual harassment by his female superior. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor and was the third film collaboration between Kumar and Kapoor, and Kumar and Chopra. Aitraaz features Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Annu Kapoor in supporting roles. Its score was composed by Himesh Reshammiya, with lyrics by Sameer. The film is inspired by the 1994 Hollywood film Disclosure.
  2. "Objection" is a film, directed by Marjorie Keller.


"Objection" a.k.a. "Objection!" is a video game.

  • genre: Simulation video game


"Objection" is a musical single of Maria Yamamoto.


Objection is a musical group.

  • album: "001"


Objection: In informal logic an objection, is a reason arguing against a premise, lemma, or main contention. An objection to an objection is known as a rebuttal.

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Google previewChuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation (1989)

An Analysis of the Inner Chapters by Robert Elliott Allinson

The first objection is that the conclusion reached by the endless transformation hypothesis seems too weak. If it is a conclusion that is reached because one does not wake up from a dream then this is also a conclusion that one can reach while ...

Google previewThe Christian Religion In Its Doctrinal Expression (2000)

by Edgar Y. Mullins

A second objection is that the doctrine of the Trinity is selfcontradictory in asserting that God is three and one at the same time. The reply is...

Implied in the objection is the assumption that reality must conform to our thoughts about it. On the ...

Google previewProceedings (1900)

by National Electric Light Association

The tenth objection is that the Wright demand' system is the most complicated of all two-rate systems and is the least apt to be fully understood by the consumer, and, therefore, not apt to inspire the consumer with confidence. That is a pretty ...

Google previewMedical Ethics (1997)

by Robert M. Veatch

A second objection is that such a program would inevitably lead to eugenics, an attempt by society or the state to coerce everyone to participate in the genetic improvement program. A third objection is that such a program would be utopian; ...

Google previewThe Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development (2005)

An Introduction by Adam Szirmai

A fourth objection is that import substitution may give rise to domestic monopolies , which may lead to even higher prices and more restricted supply. These domestic monopolies have a vested interest in maintaining protection indefinitely and ...

Google previewBeyond Art (2014)

by Dominic McIver Lopes

These works are made by exploiting some technical resources, but the objection is that these technical resources are not media because they are not relevant to appreciation. Indeed, the artists who ...

Google previewA Search For Truth (2016)

by Ernest J. Honigmann

The second objection is that the theory of the afterlife is derived from a presupposition or foreknowledge of God's existence. Since we still have not found an assurance of God's existence and since there is no reason to presuppose it, the idea ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethics (2013)

by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker

The second central conservative objection is that if euthanasia were permitted it would, in fact, lead to a general decline in respect for human...

Google previewInstrumental Data for Drug Analysis, Second Edition (1992)

by Terry Mills, III

The second central conservative objection is that if euthanasia were permitted it would, in fact, lead to a general decline in respect for human...

Google previewCritical Realism, Post-positivism and the Possibility of Knowledge (2004)

by Ruth Groff

The ontological objection is that the equation of truth and states of affairs is improper; truth and states of affairs, while related, are not at all the same sort of thing. The epistemological objection is that the concept of alethic truth makes it seem as ...

Google previewKilling by Remote Control (2013)

The Ethics of an Unmanned Military by Bradley Jay Strawser

A similar objection is that they cause disproportionate ...

Google previewTime's Arrow and Archimedes' Point (1997)

New Directions for the Physics of Time by Huw Price

Well, the stock objection is that if it made sense to say that time flows then it would make sense to ask how fast it flows, which doesn't seem to be a sensible question. Some people reply that time flows at one second per second, but even if we ...

Google previewUnderstanding Phenomenal Consciousness (2004)

by William S. Robinson

The objection is that the same patterns that cause consciousness might be realized in media that are extremely implausible as candidates for causes of consciousness. For example, if patterns (of neural activations) are essentially divisions of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

Resistancetoanarrest may alsocapture conscientious objection in that the noncompliance stems froma person'sown beliefs in conflictwith thelaw, or fromabelief that the arrestisunlawful and, thus, thepolice behavior is questioned. Political ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

object Usee objection. objection l. a written or oral statement of reasons for legal opposition to something that can affect legal proceedings or legal rights.

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

objection exception (f); objection (f) objeción (f); réplica (f) Einwand (m) 3969. conscientious objector objecteur (m) de conscience (f) objetante (m) de conciencia (f) Kriegsdienstverweigerer (m) 3970. to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume Set (1999)

CONSCRIPTION AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION The story of the ethics of conscientious objection does not end with an understanding of the personal beliefs of a conscientious objector or a simple recounting of the religious and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Local Government Law (1907)

Exclusive of the Metropolis

There is no express power after a successful objection to refund an amount found to have been overpaid in respect of the current rate. This matter is usually put right by an allowance on the next rate (B. v. Great Western Bail. Co. (1874), supra ...

Google previewReligion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life by Frank J. Smith

Conscientious objection has a long history, appearing in early Christian literature and, according to some early Christians, sanctioned by scripture itself: for example, the proscription of murder in the Ten Commandments (“You shall not kill”), ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 4 (2014)

Samkhya, A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy by Gerald James Larson, Ram Shankar Bhattacharya

Objection: Because primordial materiality is single, it cannot give rise to differentiated objects. Answer : At the time of creation the constituents mix together and bring about differentiation. Objection : In the absence of activity, ...

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The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player. (George Bernard Shaw)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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