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Definitions for objective
əbˈdʒɛk tɪvob·jec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass(noun)

    the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

  2. aim, object, objective, target(noun)

    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

  3. objective(adj)

    belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

    "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

  4. objective, nonsubjective(adj)

    undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

    "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"

  5. objective(adj)

    emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation

    "objective art"

  6. objective, accusative(adj)

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

    "objective case"; "accusative endings"

GCIDE

  1. Objective(a.)

    Hence: Unbiased; unprejudiced; fair; uninfluenced by personal feelings or personal interests; considering only the facts of a situation unrelated to the observer; -- of judgments, opinions, evaluations, conclusions, reasoning processes.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  2. Objective(a.)

    (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever is exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to thoughts of feelings, and opposed to subjective.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

Wiktionary

  1. objective(Noun)

    A material object that physically exists.

  2. objective(Noun)

    A goal that is striven for.

  3. objective(Noun)

    The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.

  4. objective(Noun)

    The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.

  5. objective(Adjective)

    of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality

  6. objective(Adjective)

    agreed upon by all parties present (or nearly all); based on consensually observed facts

  7. objective(Adjective)

    not influenced by irrational emotions or prejudices

  8. objective(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb

Webster Dictionary

  1. Objective(adj)

    of or pertaining to an object

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  2. Objective(adj)

    of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever ir exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, and opposed to subjective

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  3. Objective(adj)

    pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See Accusative, n

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  4. Objective(noun)

    the objective case

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  5. Objective(noun)

    an object glass. See under Object, n

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

  6. Objective(noun)

    same as Objective point, under Objective, a

    Etymology: [Cf. F. objectif.]

Freebase

  1. Objective

    In an optical instrument, the objective is the optical element that gathers light from the object being observed and focuses the light rays to produce a real image. Objectives can be single lenses or mirrors, or combinations of several optical elements. They are used in microscopes, telescopes, cameras, slide projectors, CD players and many other optical instruments. Objectives are also called object lenses, object glasses, or objective glasses.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Objective

    a philosophical term used to denote that which is true universally apart from all merely private sense or judgment, and finds response in the universal reason, the reason that is common to all rational beings; it is opposed to subjective, or agreeable to one's mere feelings or fancy.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. objective

    1. The clearly defined, decisive, and attainable goal toward which every operation is directed. 2. The specific target of the action taken (for example, a definite terrain feature, the seizure or holding of which is essential to the commander

Editors Contribution

  1. objective

    The focus of an intent, goal or task.

    The objective was crystal clear and well thought through so it was easily achieved.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  
  2. objective

    To view in an impartial manner or way.

    It helps to view things objectively when we are managing a business, project or similar plan.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3459

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objective' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2668

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objective' in Nouns Frequency: #646

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objective' in Adjectives Frequency: #695

How to pronounce objective?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of objective in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of objective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of objective in a Sentence

  1. Eric Garcetti:

    I believe all of us benefit when objective information is made available, as it is today, that's why witnesses must come forward without delay. And that's why violence in our streets or against the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department will not be tolerated.

  2. Theresa Giammona:

    I was like, ‘This is perfect,’ i’ll be able to run it for Vinny; that was my main objective. And then also I’m raising funds for the organization that has helped me and my children for the past 14 years.

  3. Toumba Mohamed:

    Our objective is the conquest of territory and the elimination of targets, so it's good to grind down the enemy in front of us.

  4. Denis Pushilin:

    It's possible OSCE representatives have not always been objective due to various reasons ranging from the technical to the demands of high politics, however we absolutely are not interested in the mission ending its operation.

  5. Frank Terhorst:

    Our objective is to get the approval and the clearance from the Chinese authorities so that we can go into a full commercial launch as soon as possible.

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Translations for objective

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  • حقاني, هدف, متجرد, موضوعي, عقلانيArabic
  • objectiuCatalan, Valencian
  • objektivní, cíl, objektiv, záměrCzech
  • Objektiv, ZielGerman
  • αντικείμενο, αντικειμενικός φακός, αντικειμενικός, αιτιατικήGreek
  • objektivaEsperanto
  • objetivoSpanish
  • هدفPersian
  • esineellinen, objektiivinen, päämäärä, objektiivi, esine, hyväksytty, tavoite, puolueeton, totuudenmukainen, materiaalinenFinnish
  • objectif, objective, butFrench
  • amasScottish Gaelic
  • cél, objektív, tárgyi, célpont, tárgyesetHungarian
  • objectivoInterlingua
  • obiettivo, oggettivo, obbiettivoItalian
  • 対物レンズ, 客観, 目的Japanese
  • 目的, 목적Korean
  • objektīvsLatvian
  • whāingaMāori
  • nuchtere, streefdoel, objectieve, objectief, nuchter, doel, doelstellingDutch
  • obiektyw, przedmiotowy, obiektywny, cel, obiektowy, obiektPolish
  • objetivo, objetivaPortuguese
  • obiectivRomanian
  • объектный падеж, объективный, объект, цель, объективRussian
  • saklig, objektiv, målSwedish
  • shabahaSwahili
  • புறநிலைTamil
  • layuninTagalog
  • mục tiêuVietnamese

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. muddle
    • B. breastwork
    • C. leaven
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