found object

a natural or manufactured object that is perceived as being aesthetically satisfying and exhibited as such.

1955–60; translation of French objet trouvé Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
found object
another name for objet trouvé

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Example sentences
The computer plots the data points so that scientists can visualize the found object or seafloor feature.
These activities ranged form reusing materials in art projects such as the recycled scarecrow project, and found object mosaics.
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