Adjective "objective" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əbˈdʒɛktɪv/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a person or their judgement) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
  1. 'Although the media can be reluctant to analyse or even accept that its own role is any more than that of an objective observer, its networks are formidable.'
  2. 'Any objective person would have to say that over the last four years we have invested more particularly in cancer services than we did in the past twenty years.'
  3. 'This is anti - foundationalism, where the foundations were the hard facts of objective judgement and absolute truth.'
  4. 'His behaviour may not be technically wrong, but to outside, objective observers it just seems wrong.'
  5. 'Cornwallis fumed, and later historians have echoed his frustration, but should that be accepted as an objective judgement of the behaviour of Halifax's pioneers?'
  6. 'I was determined to remain a disinterested, objective observer in order to respond to student questions or problems.'
  7. 'Just to establish the ground rules, I know I am neither neutral nor the most objective observer on the subject I'm about to discuss in this space.'
  8. 'In the absence of an infallible and objective observer, judging competence from within a hierarchy is always likely to be a hit and miss affair.'
  9. 'The moral relativism that pollutes what remain of the rules of war - the good guys never do bad things - has entirely eradicated objective judgement.'
  10. 'Barely a day goes by without news of a terrorist incident, and speak to any objective observer and they will tell you that, for all the progress, big problems remain.'
  11. 'a matter of objective fact'
  12. 'You posit an external, objective reality whose solidity allows an objective mind to perceive it fully and without cultural bias or observational tint.'
  13. 'No, I'm saying there is no ultimate reality, no objective existence, no ontology at all.'
  14. 'Frege ascribes to senses and thoughts objective existence.'
  15. 'It describes the test as ‘willingness’ and ‘ability’ as being relevant to the existence of an objective basis.'
  16. 'In this sense their condition is epistemologically objective but ontologically subjective.'
  17. 'In much the same way, arguments about the existence of God are only useful if you accept the notion that petitionary prayer can result in an objective effect in the phenomenal world.'
  18. 'This is what threatens materialism, since according to that doctrine, every fact about every human mind is ultimately a public, objective fact.'
  19. 'But there is no longer any objective justification for the existence of competing small groups.'
  20. 'The operational definitions that we adopt here are: Real objects are any objects that have an actual objective existence.'
  21. 'She argues that ontological realism about a type of entity is justified if the objective existence of the entities is part of our best explanation of the world.'
Relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns serving as the object of a transitive verb or a preposition.

    noun

    A thing aimed at or sought; a goal.
    1. 'Whenever we use cryptography it is important that we check that it is helping us achieve our desired objectives.'
    2. 'It is possible to set learning objectives and plan activities that the teacher hopes will achieve the objective, but the outcome will be different for different students.'
    3. 'The proposals achieve our basic objectives and it is a major first step forward.'
    4. 'Only by uniting under one banner will pensioners ever achieve their objectives.'
    5. 'A £4,500 payment in compensation is a big enough deterrent, we believe, to achieve our main objective of discouraging illegal filesharing.'
    6. 'Overall, sustained efforts will be required in order to achieve the ambitious objective of the Strategy, which is to have a qualified and efficient civil service in place in the medium term.'
    7. 'I also regularly have meetings with them to discuss objectives and goals.'
    8. 'The key is to make players realise that the common goal can help them achieve individual objectives.'
    9. 'Is the proposed law or regulation the least intrusive way [i.e. least impact on rights] that the desired objective can be achieved?'
    10. 'It remains our objective to seek commercial development of our lands that are non-core to our bloodstock auctioneering business, stated Mr Osborne.'
    The objective case.
    1. 'The root with the added o is the nominative, the objective adds an n after the o.'
    The lens in a telescope or microscope nearest to the object observed.
    1. 'He had introduced a field lens, a third lens between the objective lens and the eye-piece, which served to increase the field of view.'
    2. 'The pattern passes through the microscope objective onto the sample.'
    3. 'Laser power before entering the microscope objective was 120 W and the wavelength was 495 nm for all experiments shown.'

    Definitions

    1. something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target: the objective of a military attack; the objective of a fund-raising drive.

    2. Grammar. Also called objective case. (in English and some other languages) a case specialized for the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition, as him in The boy hit him, or me in He comes to me with his troubles. a word in that case.

    3. Also called object glass, object lens, o

    More examples(as adjective)

    "tests can be objective at alls."

    "samplings can be objective by people."

    "people can be objective in people."

    "people can be objective in minds."

    "people can be objective in judgements."

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    Origin

    Early 17th century: from medieval Latin objectivus, from objectum (see object).