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Definition of indirect object noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

indirect object

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪndəˌrekt ˈɒbdʒɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndəˌrekt ˈɑːbdʒɪkt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌɪndaɪˌrekt ˈɒbdʒɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndaɪˌrekt ˈɑːbdʒɪkt//
 
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a noun, noun phrase or pronoun in a sentence, used after some verbs, that refers to the person or thing that an action is done to or for In ‘Give him the money’, ‘him’ is the indirect object and ‘money’ is the direct object.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indirect object