On Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 5:19 PM Frederick Virchanza Gotham via Std-Proposals <std-proposals@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:
With regard to terminology, I think many people including myself
define the word 'object' as a synonym for 'variable'

"Object" and "variable" are not synonyms:

[basic.pre]/6:
> A variable is introduced by the declaration of a reference other than a non-static data member or of an object. The variable's name, if any, denotes the reference or object.

So:

* A variable has a declaration and a name.

* It's name denotes either an object or a reference.

* You can have objects that are not denoted by any variable names:

   f(T())

* You can have variables that do not denote an object:

    int& r = /*...*/;

I suggest studying [basic] from the standard here:  https://eel.is/c++draft/basic