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Noun: objective  ub'jek-tiv or ób'jek-tiv
  1. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    "the sole objective of her trip was to see her children";
    - aim, object, target
     
  2. The lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    - objective lens, object lens, object glass
Adjective: objective  ub'jek-tiv or ób'jek-tiv
  1. Undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
    "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence";
    - nonsubjective
     
  2. (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
    "objective case";
    - accusative
     
  3. Emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
    "objective art";
    - documentary
     
  4. Belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
    "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

Derived forms: objectives

See also: clinical, concrete, existent, impersonal, neutral, real, verifiable

Type of: end, goal, lens, lens system, lense [non-standard]

Antonym: subjective

Part of: compound microscope, optical telescope

Encyclopedia: Objective, Burma!