objective

Definitions:

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  • Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real.
  • Based on observable phenomena; empirical.
  • Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> fair</strong>.
  • 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.
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  • Of, relating to, or being the case of a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of a verb.
  • Of or relating to a noun or pronoun used in this case.
  • Something worked toward or striven for; a goal. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> intention</strong>.
  • A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
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  • The objective case.
  • A noun or pronoun in the objective case.
  • 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.
  • In <em>grammar</em>:
  • Noting the ease expressing the subject of the intransitive verb.
  • In <em>Eskimo gram.</em>, noting the thing possessed. Also <internalXref urlencoded="intransitive">intransitive</internalXref> (which see).
  • As perceived or thought; intentional; ideal; representative; phenomenal: opposed to <em>subjective</em> or <em>formal</em>—that is, as in its own nature.
  • Pertaining or due to the real object of cognition; real: opposed to <em>subjective</em> (pertaining or due to the subject of cognition, namely, the mind).
  • Substantive; self-existent.
  • Intent, as a person, upon external objects of thought, whether things or persons, and not watching one's self and one's ways, nor attending to one's own sensations; setting forth, as a writing or work of art, external facts or imaginations of such matters as they exist or are supposed to exist, without drawing attention to the author's emotions, reflections, and personality.
  • In <em>grammar</em>, pertaining to or noting the object of a transitive verb, or of a preposition; forming or expressing a grammatical object: as, the <em>objective</em> case; an <em>objective</em> phrase or clause. Abbreviated <em>obj.</em>
  • In <em>Eng. gram.</em>, the objective case; the case used to express the object of a verb or a preposition.
  • An objective point; especially, the object, point, or place to or toward which a military force is directing its march or its operations.
  • The lens, or practically the combination of lenses, which forms the object-glass of an optical instrument, more particularly of the microscope (see <internalXref urlencoded="object-glass">object-glass</internalXref>).
  • The objective case.
  • An object glass; called also <altname>objective lens</altname>. See under <er>Object</er>, n.
  • Same as Objective point, under <er>Objective</er>, a.
  • Of or pertaining to an object.
  • 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 <ex>object</ex> of thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to thoughts of feelings, and opposed to <ant>subjective</ant>.
  • 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.
  • Pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct <ex>object</ex> of the verb is placed. See <er>Accusative</er>, n.
  • a line drawn on the geometrical plane which is represented or sought to be represented.
  • any plane in the horizontal plane that is represented.
  • the point or result to which the operations of an army are directed. By extension, the point or purpose to which anything, as a journey or an argument, is directed.
  • Of or relating to a <xref>material</xref> <xref>object</xref>, actual <xref>existence</xref> or <xref>reality</xref>.
  • Not <xref>influenced</xref> by the <xref>emotions</xref> or <xref>prejudices</xref>.
  • <xref>Based</xref> on <xref>observed</xref> <xref>facts</xref>.
  • Of, or relating to a <xref>noun</xref> or <xref>pronoun</xref> used as the object of a <xref>verb</xref>.
  • A material object that <xref>physically</xref> <xref>exists</xref>.
  • A <xref>goal</xref> that is <xref>striven</xref> for.
  • The objective <xref>case</xref>; a noun or pronoun in that case.
  • The <xref>lens</xref> or lenses of a <xref>camera</xref>, <xref>microscope</xref>, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
  • undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
  • emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
  • the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  • belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
  • serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
  • the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
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