Object Model

Last Updated: December 20, 2013

Definition - What does Object Model mean?

An object model is a logical interface, software or system that is modeled through the use of object-oriented techniques. It enables the creation of an architectural software or system model prior to development or programming.

An object model is part of the object-oriented programming (OOP) lifecycle.

Techopedia explains Object Model

An object model helps describe or define a software/system in terms of objects and classes. It defines the interfaces or interactions between different models, inheritance, encapsulation and other object-oriented interfaces and features.

Object model examples include:
  • Document Object Model (DOM): A set of objects that provides a modeled representation of dynamic HTML and XHTML-based Web pages
  • Component Object Model (COM): A proprietary Microsoft software architecture used to create software components
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