Objective meaning

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Objective is defined as someone or something that is real or not imagined.

An example of objective is an actual tree, rather than a painting of a tree.

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The definition of an objective is a goal or something to aim for.

An example of objective is a list of things to accomplish during a meeting.

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Objective means someone or something that is without bias.

An example of objective is a juror who doesn't know anything about the case they're assigned to.

adjective
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Something worked toward or striven for; a goal.
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A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
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Being the aim or goal.

An objective point.

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Without bias or prejudice; detached.
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Being, or regarded as being, independent of the mind; real; actual.
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Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.

An objective critic.

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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.

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Something aimed at or striven for.
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Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
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The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
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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.
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Anything external to or independent of the mind; something objective; reality.
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(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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A material object that physically exists.
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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.
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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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(grammar) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
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A goal that is striven for.
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Designating a kind of test, as a multiple-choice or true-false test, that minimizes subjective factors in answering and grading.
adjective
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(med.) Designating or of a symptom or condition perceptible to others besides the patient.
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Based on observable phenomena; empirical.
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The lens or mirror in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
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(grammar) The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
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(medicine) 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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(gram.) Designating or of the case of an object of a transitive verb or preposition.
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