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ob·jec·tive

 (əb-jĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real: objective reality.
b. Based on observable phenomena; empirical: objective facts.
2. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective critic. See Synonyms at fair1.
3. Medicine Relating to or being an indicator of disease, such as a physical sign, laboratory test, or x-ray that can be observed or verified by someone other than the person being evaluated.
4. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being the case of a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of a verb.
b. Of or relating to a noun or pronoun used in this case.
n.
1. Something worked toward or striven for; a goal. See Synonyms at intention.
2. A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
3. Grammar
a. The objective case.
b. A noun or pronoun in the objective case.
4. The primary optical element, such as a lens or mirror, in a microscope, camera, telescope, or other optical instrument, that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image. Also called object glass, objective lens, object lens.

ob·jec′tive·ly adv.
ob·jec′tive·ness n.

objective

(əbˈdʒɛktɪv)
adj
1. (Philosophy) existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptions: are there objective moral values?.
2. undistorted by emotion or personal bias
3. of or relating to actual and external phenomena as opposed to thoughts, feelings, etc
4. (Medicine) med (of disease symptoms) perceptible to persons other than the individual affected
5. (Grammar) grammar denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb or preposition and for various other purposes. In English the objective case of pronouns is also used in many elliptical constructions (as in Poor me! Who, him?), as the subject of a gerund (as in It was me helping him), informally as a predicate complement (as in It's me), and in nonstandard use as part of a compound subject (as in John, Larry, and me went fishing). See also accusative
6. of, or relating to a goal or aim
n
7. the object of one's endeavours; goal; aim
8. (Military) military Also called: objective point a place or position towards which forces are directed
9. an actual phenomenon; reality
10. (Grammar) grammar
a. the objective case
b. a word or speech element in the objective case
11. (General Physics) optics
a. the lens or combination of lenses nearest to the object in an optical instrument
b. the lens or combination of lenses forming the image in a camera or projector
Abbreviation: obj Compare: subjective
objectival adj
obˈjectively adv
ˌobjecˈtivity, obˈjectiveness n

ob•jec•tive

(əbˈdʒɛk tɪv)

n.
1. something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal.
2.
a. the objective case in grammar.
b. a word or other form in the objective case.
3. the lens or combination of lenses that first receives the rays from an observed object, forming its image in an optical device, as a microscope or camera.
adj.
4. not influenced by personal feelings or prejudice; unbiased: an objective opinion.
5.
a. being the object of perception or thought.
b. belonging to the object of thought rather than to the thinking subject (opposed to subjective).
6.
a. of, pertaining to, or being a grammatical case that typically indicates the object of a transitive verb or a preposition (contrasted with subjective).
b. of or pertaining to the object of a sentence.
7. Med. discernible to others as well as the patient.
ob•jec′tive•ly, adv.

ob·jec·tive

(əb-jĕk′tĭv)
The lens or group of lenses that first receives light from the object in an optical instrument such as a telescope.

objective

  • limited war - A war whose objective is of smaller scope than total defeat of the enemy.
  • institution - First a noun of action or process that became a general and abstract noun describing something objective and systematic.
  • purposely, purposefully - Purposely means "intentionally, on purpose," while purposefully means "with a specific purpose or objective in mind."
  • safe, secure - Safe and secure, now nearly synonymous, used to be more different; secure was subjective—man's own sense of the absence of danger—while safe was objective, the fact of such absence of danger.

objective

1. The clearly defined, decisive, and attainable goals towards which every military operation should be 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's plan, or, an enemy force or capability without regard to terrain features). See also target.

objective

A grammatical noun case that indicates the object of a verb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.objective - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)objective - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
grail - the object of any prolonged endeavor
business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
point - the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
thing - a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
2.objective - the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewedobjective - the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
compound microscope - light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
Adj.1.objective - undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"
subjective - taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment"
2.objective - serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
3.objective - emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
4.objective - belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"

objective

noun
1. purpose, aim, goal, end, plan, hope, idea, design, target, wish, scheme, desire, object, intention, ambition, aspiration, Holy Grail (informal), end in view, why and wherefore His objective was to play golf and win.

objective

adjective
1. Composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses:
2. Having verifiable existence:
4. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
noun
What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
Translations
مَوْضوعيهَدَفهَدَفٌ
cílobjektivní
målobjektivsaglig
tavoite
cilj
célcélpontobjektívtárgyeset
hlutlægurmarkmiî
目的
목적
objektyviai
mērķisobjektīvs
objektívny
ciljnepristranski
målobjektiv
เป้าหมาย
mục tiêu

objective

[əbˈdʒektɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= impartial) [person, view, assessment, opinion] → objetivo
friends may not be able to be objectivepuede que los amigos no sean capaces de ser objetivos
to take an objective look at sthmirar algo desde un punto de vista objetivo
2. (= real) [evidence, facts] → objetivo
3. (Gram) [pronoun, genitive] → de complemento directo
objective caseacusativo m
B. N
1. (= aim) → objetivo m, propósito m
if we achieve our objectivesi alcanzamos nuestro objetivo, si conseguimos nuestro propósito
military objectiveobjetivo m militar
2. (Phot) → objetivo m
3. (Gram) → acusativo m

objective

[əbˈdʒɛktɪv]
nobjectif m
to achieve one's objectives → réaliser ses objectifs
adj [view, evidence] → objectif/ive

objective

adj
(= impartial) person, articleobjektiv, sachlich; to take an objective look at somethingetw objektiv betrachten
(= real)objektiv; objective factTatsache f
n
(= aim)Ziel nt; (esp Comm) → Zielvorstellung f; (Mil) → Angriffsziel nt; in establishing our objectivesbei unserer Zielsetzung
(Opt, Phot) → Objektiv nt

objective

[əbˈdʒɛktɪv]
1. adj
a. (impartial) → obiettivo/a
b. (Gram, Philosophy) → oggettivo/a
2. n (aim) → obiettivo

objective

(əbˈdʒektiv) noun
a thing aimed at. Our objective is freedom.
adjective
not influenced by personal opinions etc. He tried to take an objective view of the situation.
obˈjectively adverb
He considered the problem objectively.

objective

هَدَفٌ cíl mål Ziel στόχος objetivo tavoite objectif cilj obiettivo 目的 목적 doel målsetning obiektywny objetivo задача mål เป้าหมาย amaç mục tiêu 目标

ob·jec·tive

n. objetivo, propósito; a. objetivo-a, rel. a la percepción de fenómenos y sucesos tal como se manifiestan en la vida real;
___ signseñal ___;
___ symptomssíntomas ___ -s;
adv. objetivamente.

objective

n objetivo
References in classic literature ?
The conversations were miles beyond Jo's comprehension, but she enjoyed it, though Kant and Hegel were unknown gods, the Subjective and Objective unintelligible terms, and the only thing `evolved from her inner consciousness' was a bad headache after it was all over.
It seems that each green warrior has certain objective points for his fire under relatively identical circumstances of warfare.
I had not time to express my surprise at this new proposition, when, at Captain Nemo's call, an objective was brought into the saloon.
the Objective is only attainable through the Subjective
But he seems to put away the objective side of his life, and to shut himself up in this cold north as a cloistered thinker.
Without any objective change whatever, variety had taken the place of monotonousness.
The things which the Stygian darkness hid from my objective eye could not have been half so wonderful as the pictures which my imagination wrought as it conjured to life again the ancient peoples of this dying world and set them once more to the labours, the intrigues, the mysteries and the cruelties which they had practised to make their last stand against the swarming hordes of the dead sea bottoms that had driven them step by step to the uttermost pinnacle of the world where they were now intrenched behind an impenetrable barrier of superstition.
Her conversation was chiefly of what metaphysicians term the objective cast, but every now and then it took a subjective turn.
Such was my sunset mood; it lasted a few minutes, and then, without radically changing, it became more objective.
This it is not; it has an objective existence, but no subjective.
His true objective was the provision of a full, accurate, legible script for our noble but ill-dressed language; but he was led past that by his contempt for the popular Pitman system of Shorthand, which he called the Pitfall system.
And simultaneously with the beginning of that, commenced the momentous struggle of the Germans and Asiatics that is usually known as the Battle of Niagara because of the objective of the Asiatic attack.