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Definitions of objective

  1. ( grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; " objective case"; " accusative endings"
  2. 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. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; " an objective appraisal"; " objective evidence"
  4. the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed
  5. belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; " concrete benefits"; " a concrete example"; " there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
  6. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; " objective art"
  7. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; " objective case"; " accusative endings"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The objective case.
  11. An object glass. See under Object, n.
  12. Same as Objective point, under Objective, a.
  13. Same as point, under Objective, a.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Objectively.
  17. Objectiveness.
  18. The lens or lenses in the lower end of a microscope, by means of which the rays coming from the object examined are brought to a focus.
  19. 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.
  20. The case of the object: ( war) the point to which the operations of an army are directed.
  21. Objectiveness, objectivity.
  22. Relating to an object; exterior to the mind; denoting the case which follows a transitive verb.
  23. Belonging to an object, purpose, or aim.
  24. External to the ming; outward.
  25. An objective point.
  26. Objecter.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
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Usage examples for objective

  1. What is the relation of the objective content to beauty of form? – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. It soon resulted in wiping out all the gains made by the Italians under General Cadorna on the Isonzo and in the Trentino, and in a determined invasion of Northern Italy by the enemy, with the city of Venice as its immediate objective – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  3. He has such a prejudice in favour of truth- as though there exists such an objective reality! – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  4. He discharged this duty very faithfully; and before he reached his objective point he was confident he could draw a map of the region, with what information he had obtained before, which would meet the requirements of Captain Breaker. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  5. Objective is the end of some particular movement or operation, and is the special concern of the officer in command. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  6. This objective cannot be attained by government alone. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. The objective examination revealed no intelligence defect. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  8. If it had no objective foundation, we could not explain why it is clearly indicated in some cases and impossible in others. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  9. That is the objective part. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  10. Pardon me, you mistake; my remark was purely objective and intended as a reply to your argument. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. The Borders and the Inniskillings went on farther than the objective given to them, to a point 500 yards away from the German first line, and established themselves there. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  12. Since he was sick, the boat- house might be their objective without his knowing it. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  13. The States' army under Maurice, though it did not march to the relief of Ostend, endeavoured to divert the attention of Albert from his objective by attacks directed elsewhere. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  14. When morning broke we found that we were on our objective all right. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  15. It is above all in this last consideration, and particularly in the determination of the objective that lies the main practical value of the distinction. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  16. There is but one thought in the mind as you allow your hand to tighten round your rifle- to gain your objective – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  17. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the objective and external proof of a future life. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  18. From this shelter, still giving half his attention to his objective he ran swiftly over his weapons. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  19. As we move toward one common objective there will be many and urgent problems to meet. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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