(əb jek′tiv iz′əm, äb-)
- any of various philosophical doctrines that stress the external, independent existence of what is perceived or known
- an ethical theory maintaining that the validity of ethical assertions can be determined objectively
- the use of objective methods in art or literature
See objectivism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Philosophy One of several doctrines holding that all reality is objective and external to the mind and that knowledge is reliably based on observed objects and events.
- An emphasis on objects rather than feelings or thoughts in literature or art.
- ob·jecˌtiv·isˈtic adjective
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