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As we searched the Internet looking for a decent definition of objects in object-oriented programming, it became evident that objects themselves are difficult to define. Here we've included a comprehensive definition of exactly what an object is. Don't get scared off by the definition below. It will all become clear as you read on. In object-oriented programming, an object is defined as a container of related data (properties), and the methods that control inserting and retrieving that data. This process is termed encapsulation. Encapsulation, one of the three key properties of object-oriented programming (OOP), is the process by which access to data or procedures is limited to a specified interface. An object is an instance of a class, which is a model instantiated to create a logical entity that handles storage and management of data (the object). The object can ... (more)