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1. In image processing, a sub-region of an image that is perceived as a single entity. Note: An image can contain more than one object. 2. In facsimile systems, the image, the likeness of which is to be transmitted. 3. [A] Passive entity containing or receiving information. Access to an object implies access to the information it contains. [INFOSEC-99]4. A passive entity within a system that contains or receives information [CESG].Examples: records, blocks, pages, segments, files, etc.Note: [1] Access to an object implies potential access to the information it contains.[2] An entity (e.g. a program) may be both a subject and an object. Which it is depends on consideration of the type of access in which it participates.[3] The range of valid objects is restricted by the available types of operations that can be performed, e.g. read, write, execute, etc.See also: Subject.5.Abbreviation of security object [ECMATR46].6.A passive entity that contains or receives information [ITSEC].7.A passive entity that contains or receives information. Access to an object potentially implies access to the information that it contains. Examples of items that may be considered objects are: records, blocks, pages, segments, files, directories, directory trees, and programs, as well as bits, bytes, words, fields, processors, video displays, keyboards, clocks, printers, network nodes, etc[POSIX.6].8.A passive entity that contains or receives information. Access to an object potentially implies access to the information it contains. Examples of objects are: records, blocks, pages, segments, files, directories, directory trees and programs, as well as bits, bytes, words, fields, processors, video displays, keyboards, clocks, printers, network nodes, etc [TCSEC].


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