Meaning of Oject as function

What does below function mean


class abc
{
    public object a()
    {
        return "a";
    }
}

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what will be output if written in console.  and how.
Thanks in advance
rnsrAsked:
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
>>what will be output if written in console.  and how.

C# (I don't do java).  Nothing will be written to the console.  
What that does is declare a class called abc which has a member function called a which takes no parameters and returns an object, in this case a string.

In other words:
abc obj = new abc();
String s = obj.a();
s now contains the string "a"

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rnsrAuthor Commented:
will it be right to say -  return can be integer, or class object, string [ as in above case]  etc. No pre specified data type. but depending on what it returns.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it can be anything that is based on the generic object class
rnsrAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
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