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  1. (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "concrete benefits"; "a concrete example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; "objective art" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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 ir exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, and opposed to subjective. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See Accusative, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The objective case. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. An object glass. See under Object, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Same as Objective point, under Objective, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Same as point, under Objective, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The point or purpose toward which any action is directed; an aim; in grammar, the case of a word governed by a transitive active verb or a preposition, or the word so governed; the lens of a microscope or telescope nearest to the object to be observed and forming the image. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Belonging to a material thing; being outside of the mind: opposite to subjective, or existing only in the mind; in grammar, noting the case which follows, and is governed by, a transitive active verb or a preposition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Objectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Objectiveness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The lens or lenses in the lower end of a microscope, by means of which the rays coming from the object examined are brought to a focus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. Relating to an object: being exterior to the mind: as opp. to subjective, that which is real or which exists in nature, in contrast with what is ideal or exists merely in the thought of the individual: (gram.) belonging to the case of the object. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. The case of the object: (war) the point to which the operations of an army are directed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Objectiveness, objectivity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Relating to an object; exterior to the mind; denoting the case which follows a transitive verb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Belonging to an object, purpose, or aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. External to the ming; outward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. An objective point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Objecter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Belonging to the object or to what is external to the mind, as it exists apart from the mind apprehending or conceiving it; without any trace of a merely subjective element. Objective case, that which follows and depends on a transitive verb or preposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Relating to whatever is exterior to the mind; external; in meta., contrasted with and opposed to subjective-subjective denoting that which is to be referred to the thinker, and objective that which belongs to the thing thought of; in gram., the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Of or pertaining to an object. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. 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 object of thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to thoughts of feelings, and opposed to subjective. dictgcide_fs
  31. 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. dictgcide_fs
  32. An object glass; called also objective lens. See under Object, n. dictgcide_fs
  33. [Latin] See Object-glass. na
  34. (Philos.) belonging not to the consciousness or the perceiving or thinking subject but to what is presented to this or the non-ego, external to the mind, real; (of person, writing, picture, &c.) dealing with outward things& not with thoughts or feelings, exhibiting actual facts uncoloured by exhibitor\'s feelings or opinions, (Med., of symptoms) observed by another& not only felt by patient, whence objectiveness, objectivity, nn.; (Gram.) constructed as, appropriate to, the object (o. case in English, that governed by transitive verb or preposition, distinguished in form from the subjective only in some personal pronouns, as him cf. he; o. genitive, as in \'the fear of God\', cf. SUBJECTIVE genitive); (Mil.) o. point, towards which advance of troops is directed, (transf.) point aimed at; hence objectively adv. (N.) =OBJECT -glass, (Gram.) o. case; (Mil. & transf.) o. point. [medieval Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Perceptible to the senses. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. Same as Object-glass. American pocket medical dictionary.
  37. Of symptoms, revealed by physical examination, as opposed to those that are subjective. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. A lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument which is next the object and serves to form a real image of it. With the microscope and telescope this real image is then observed with an ocular. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. See Object. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
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