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Definitions of objective

  1. the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An object glass. See under Object, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Objectiveness, objectivity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. An objective point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Objecter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Objectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; "objective art" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Same as Objective point, under Objective, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Belonging to an object, purpose, or aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. External to the ming; outward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

Usage examples for objective

  1. There is but one thought in the mind as you allow your hand to tighten round your rifle- to gain your objective – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  2. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the objective and external proof of a future life. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
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