Definitions of objective

  1. An object glass. See under Object, n.
  2. The point or purpose toward which any action is directed; an aim; in grammar, the case of a word governed by a transitive active verb or a preposition, or the word so governed; the lens of a microscope or telescope nearest to the object to be observed and forming the image.
  3. The case of the object: ( war) the point to which the operations of an army are directed.
  4. Objectiveness, objectivity.
  5. An objective point.
  6. Objecter.
  7. Objectively.
  8. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; " an objective appraisal"; " objective evidence"
  9. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; " objective art"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Same as Objective point, under Objective, a.
  13. Belonging to a material thing; being outside of the mind: opposite to subjective, or existing only in the mind; in grammar, noting the case which follows, and is governed by, a transitive active verb or a preposition.
  14. Relating to an object: being exterior to the mind: as opp. to subjective, that which is real or which exists in nature, in contrast with what is ideal or exists merely in the thought of the individual: ( gram.) belonging to the case of the object.
  15. Relating to an object; exterior to the mind; denoting the case which follows a transitive verb.
  16. Belonging to an object, purpose, or aim.
  17. External to the ming; outward.
  18. Belonging to the object or to what is external to the mind, as it exists apart from the mind apprehending or conceiving it; without any trace of a merely subjective element. Objective case, that which follows and depends on a transitive verb or preposition.
  19. Relating to whatever is exterior to the mind; external; in meta., contrasted with and opposed to subjective- subjective denoting that which is to be referred to the thinker, and objective that which belongs to the thing thought of; in gram., the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition.