Andreas Hofer (1) [Avatar] Offline
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Several times the term "JSON object" is used when referring to objects in JavaScript. I think this is not quite correct.

JSON is a data exchange format that allows to serialize JavaScript objects. The JSON specification defines a JSON object as the part of its syntax that describes a JavaScript object.

If an object with its data is written in JavaScript source code, it is called an object literal.

If it is held in a variable I would call it JavaScript object. You cannot tell by looking at the object whether it is originating from a JSON file or from somewhere else.