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object that is not animate. doesn't breathe, change, or live. examples are tape, lamp, pemcil, desk, building, kleenex.
hey look at flag, it is an inanimate object!
by SAMiiZLe September 25, 2006
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A term coined by Terrson to represent a form of Jenga where one removes an article of clothing whenever the tower falls.
It was a fearsome sight indeed after the tower fell for the last time, after that, strip jenga was forever banned in the lounge.

<Terrson> My name shall not go down in history as the guy who codified Strip Jenga.
Guess again, Terrson.
by OmniBot August 05, 2008
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According to Wilfrid Sellars, inanimate objects are actually "truncated persons": "Nature became the locus of 'truncated persons' (...) not, however, because a *new* category of impersonal things and impersonal processes had been achieved, but because the category of *person* is now applied to these things in a pruned or truncated form" (Wilfrid Sellars _Science, Perception and Reality_ 13).

Another way of saying this is that, at some former time, everything in the environment---including what we now refer to as "inanimate objects" were once afforded the full range of qualities associated with "personhood."
"Truncated persons: because inanimate objects are people, too."
by madeggs April 04, 2010
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