(PURPOSE) [noun] [C usually singular] - a purpose, desired result, or reason for doing somethingThe object of their expedition was to discover the source of the River Nile.See also objective (AIM).In the session that follows, the the object of the exercise (= the desired result of what is being done) is that you should all improve your interpersonal skills.
Meaning of OBJECT in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012