Dynamic object (aspect)
The dynamic object is whatever the sign professes to represent, but can do it only in an imperfect way. It can be anything (a quality, an emotion, an individual, a habit, a concrete object such as a chair, a pattern etc). If it is a first, the dynamic object is an open possibility and the sign will be free to immagine possible worlds. If it is a second, it is regarded as a fait accompli, that is the past that cannot be denied. If it is a third, it is a pattern or an enduring diagram of relations, such as a memory (be it mental, of a computer or of a fossil in the rock waiting to be discovered).