Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A natural object or an artifact not originally intended as art, found and considered to have aesthetic value. Also called objet trouvé.

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  • n. a natural object, or one manufactured for some other purpose, considered as a work of art

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Translation of French objet trouvé : objet, object + trouvé, past participle of trouver, to find.

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A calque of French objet trouvé.

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