noun. 1. the other, which is, any individual or symbolic representations of an individual which isn't the self and toward whom actions, thoughts, or influences are directed. The word is at times, utilized to refer to non-personal phenomena, but the other-person connotation is much more common and central. 2. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the individual, thing, or portion of the body by way of which an instinct can attain its intention of satisfaction. 3. the individual who is loved by an person
OBJECT: "Karen was the object of Peter's affection."