Objective is defined as someone or something that is real or not imagined.adjective
An example of objective is an actual tree, rather than a painting of a tree.
Objective means someone or something that is without bias.adjective
An example of objective is a juror who doesn't know anything about the case they're assigned to.
The definition of an objective is a goal or something to aim for.noun
An example of objective is a list of things to accomplish during a meeting.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of or having to do with a known or perceived object as distinguished from something existing only in the mind of the subject, or person thinking
- being, or regarded as being, independent of the mind; real; actual
- determined by and emphasizing the features and characteristics of the object, or thing dealt with, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the artist, writer, or speaker: an objective painting or description
- without bias or prejudice; detached
- being the aim or goal: an objective point
- ☆ designating a kind of test, as a multiple-choice or true-false test, that minimizes subjective factors in answering and grading
- Gram. designating or of the case of an object of a transitive verb or preposition
- Med. designating or of a symptom or condition perceptible to others besides the patient
Origin: ML objectivus
- anything external to or independent of the mind; something objective; reality
- something aimed at or striven for
- the objective case
- a word in this case
- Optics the lens or lenses nearest to the object observed, as in a microscope or telescope, that serve to focus light to form the image of the object
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- Of or having to do with a material object.
- Having actual existence or reality.
- a. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective critic. See Synonyms at fair1.b. Based on observable phenomena; presented factually: an objective appraisal.
- Medicine Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
- Grammar a. Of, relating to, or being the case of a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of a verb.b. Of or relating to a noun or pronoun used in this case.
- Something that actually exists.
- Something worked toward or striven for; a goal. See Synonyms at intention.
- Grammar a. The objective case.b. A noun or pronoun in the objective case.
- The lens or lens system in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image. Also called object glass, objective lens, object lens.
- ob·jecˈtive·ly adverb
- ob·jecˈtive·ness noun
objective - Medical Definition
- Based on observable phenomena; presented factually.
- Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
objective - Science Definition
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