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English adjective: objective

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


SamplesAn objective appraisal.
Objective evidence.


Synonymsnonsubjective


Similarclinical, impersonal, neutral, verifiable


Antonymssubjective

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.


Synonymsaccusative


Domain categorygrammar

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


SamplesObjective art.


Synonymsdocumentary


Similarexistent, real


Antonymsunreal

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.


Similarconcrete


Antonymsabstract


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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