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Basically it means 'object' in the sense of '(the) object (of)', not in the sense of a physical thing.
In grammar, it means the grammatical 'object'. In other uses, it is usually emphasizing that something is in some general sense the object of a verb. Hence the multiple translations 'target, object, subject'.
In English, we've stretched the meaning of several words to cover this concept as a tertiary meaning for each of them, but in Japanese there's a word that means that concept and just that. (As such, you will not find a 'right' English equivalent.)
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