Definition of Object lesson

1. Noun. Punishment intended as a warning to others. "They decided to make an example of him"

Exact synonyms: Deterrent Example, Example, Lesson
Generic synonyms: Admonition, Monition, Warning, Word Of Advice
Derivative terms: Exemplary

Definition of Object lesson

1. Noun. a lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus ¹

2. Noun. an example that typifies a principle ¹

3. Noun. a punishment intended as a deterrent to others ¹

4. Noun. (idiomatic) Anything used an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Object Lesson

object-oriented programming
object-oriented programming language
object adapter pattern
object adapter patterns
object attachment
object ball
object blindness
object choice
object code
object complement
object constancy
object field
object language
object lesson (current term)
object manipulation
object of a preposition
object of the verb
object oriented programming
object permanence
object program
object pronoun
object pronouns
object recognition
object relationship
object space
object spaces

Literary usage of Object lesson

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Presentation gives an object-lesson. If at all possible, use one such object only. There are sound psychological reasons for ..."

2. The English Catalogue of Books by Sampson Low (1901)
"00 object lesson Book for Infant Classes and Standard 1. ... 98 object lesson Handbook of Natural History. Specially adapted for W. & AK Johnston's Series ..."

3. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1860)
"Perhaps we may distinguish three stages of the object-lesson. In the first, the pupil is required to distinguish objects by their names, to notice their ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY AS AN object lesson FOR THOUGHTFUL AMERICANS.* The writer of these lines approaches with grave hesitation the writing of a review ..."

5. The American Railway: Its Construction, Development, Management, and Appliances by Thomas Curtis Clarke (1889)
"An object lesson in Postal Progress—Nearness of the Department to the People—The First Travelling Post-Office in the United States—Organization of the ..."

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