IPA: ʌbdʒˈɛktɪv


  • A material object that physically exists.
  • A goal that is striven for.
  • (grammar) The objective case.
  • (grammar) a noun or pronoun in the objective case.
  • The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.


  • Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
  • Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices.
  • Based on observed facts; without subjective assessment.
  • (grammar) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
  • (linguistics, grammar) Of, or relating to verbal conjugation that indicates the object (patient) of an action. (In linguistic descriptions of Tundra Nenets, among others.)

Examples of "objective" in Sentences

  • The objective is not to be punitive.
  • Our main objective is not to prevent multinationals from getting minerals.
  • The goal should be objectively defined and intelligible for the individual.
  • When you submit a novel proposal to an agent or publisher, your main objective is to show that your novel will sell.
  • Yet he insisted, on the contrary, that values are objective, even going so far as to label his position ˜objective pluralism™.
  • The main objective is for the fellow to view numerous biopsy specimens daily and to see multiple normal biopsies with the pathologists.
  • The main objective is for the fellow to gain an appreciation of the dynamic nature of the studies that is lost on review of the static images.
  • We must protect our struggle against forces which sound correct but whose objective is entirely to destroy the cause, the ·objective, of our revolutionary struggle ".
  • But writer Zantoshi Kanazawa makes many other bizarre allegations, using the term "objective attractiveness" frequently without explanation of how a subjective characterization could possibly be
  • The outer or objective process, however, shows in animals strongly controlled by instinct, as insects for instance, a preponderance of the ganglion -- _i. e., subjective_ nervous system over the _objective_ or cerebral system.
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