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The use of Object as a base class is, in my opinion, irrelevant.

An object is simply something that has state and behaviour. The state is typically encapsulated.
C++ has no "Object" class, but can be used for OO development.

The exact definition will vary by programming language. For example in Smalltalk, an object is pretty well anything that exists in the program at runtime - even classes are objects (instances of the class Class). The only way in ST to manipulate objects is to send them messages. It is important not to come up with a definition that excludes Smalltalk, as that is the context in which the term "Object-Oriented Programming" was invented.
"If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough."
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