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objection

[uh b-jek-shuh n] /əbˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
2.
the act of objecting.
3.
a ground or cause for objecting.
4.
a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English objeccioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin objectiōn- (stem of objectiō), equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonobjection, noun
preobjection, noun
superobjection, noun
Synonyms
4. complaint, protest, criticism.
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Examples for objection
  • The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • The second objection goes to the heart of longstanding controversies within the field, of course.
  • There is the objection that an underwater species might have difficulties fostering technology.
  • The inquiry is in its initial phase, and may not result in a formal investigation, let alone an official objection.
  • Or rather, that the only objection they raised had to do with money, not with privacy.
  • The second objection is that there are diversification benefits to the universal-banking model.
  • The objection that secret tests could go undetected is no longer seriously credible.
  • Rarely, though, is there objection to an entire product category.
  • But there is one major objection to writing in plain text.
  • The main moral objection to war is human casualties.
British Dictionary definitions for objection

objection

/əbˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
2.
a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
3.
the act of objecting
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Word Origin and History for objection
objection
late 14c., from O.Fr. objection (12c.), from M.L. obiectionem (nom. obiectio), "a throwing or putting before," noun of action from L. obicere "to oppose" (see object (n.)).
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