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Definition of 'objective'


  1. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
       Synonyms: aim object target
  2. the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
       Synonyms: objective lens object lens object glass


  1. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"
       Synonyms: nonsubjective
       Antonyms: subjective
  2. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings"
       Synonyms: accusative
  3. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art"
       Synonyms: documentary
  4. belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

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