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Definitions of objective

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

Quotes of objective

  1. Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder. – Pope Benedict XVI
  2. The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying. – Neil Diamond
  3. A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics. – Howard Fineman
  4. For future exploration, when we have the objective of going to the Moon, it is important to have several possibilities to go there, and within this framework of cooperation to have our own access to orbit around the Moon. – Alain-Fournier
  5. Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained- they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that. – Al Franken
  6. A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective – Andre Gide
  7. For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual. We have distinguished him from the objective world as the Middle Ages did not think of doing. We have given him the world and the universe as a playground for exploration and discovery. – John Grierson
  8. Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote and recorded over my whole career. I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be? – Billy Joel
  9. I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective – Walter Kohn
  10. Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions. – Henry R. Luce
  11. Normally I don't watch myself, because I'm not very objective – Nancy McKeon
  12. In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be. – Alberto Moravia
  13. But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods. – Ivan Pavlov
  14. What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective I think. – Denis Thatcher
  15. I tell my students to try early in life to find an unattainable objective – George Wald

Usage examples for objective

  1. 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
  2. Pardon me, you mistake; my remark was purely objective and intended as a reply to your argument. ” – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. 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
  4. This objective cannot be attained by government alone. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The objective examination revealed no intelligence defect. ” – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What is the relation of the objective content to beauty of form? ” – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  11. Since he was sick, the boat- house might be their objective without his knowing it. ” – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. That is the objective part. ” – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  17. From this shelter, still giving half his attention to his objective he ran swiftly over his weapons. ” – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  18. 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
  19. 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