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English adjective: objective

1. objective undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

SamplesAn objective appraisal.
Objective evidence.


Similarclinical, impersonal, neutral, verifiable


2. objective serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

SamplesObjective case.
Accusative endings.


Domain categorygrammar

3. objective emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

SamplesObjective art.


Similarexistent, real


4. objective belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

SamplesObjective benefits.
An objective example.
There is no objective evidence of anything of the kind.



English noun: objective

1. objective (cognition) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

SamplesThe sole object of her trip was to see her children.

Synonymsaim, object, target

Broader (hypernym)end, goal

Narrower (hyponym)business, grail, point, thing

2. objective (artifact) the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

Synonymsobject glass, object lens, objective lens

Broader (hypernym)lens, lens system, lense

Part meronymcompound microscope, optical telescope

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