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Definition of "objective" []

  • Of or having to do with a material object. (adjective)
  • Having actual existence or reality. (adjective)
  • Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective critic. See Synonyms at fair1. (adjective)
  • Based on observable phenomena; presented factually: an objective appraisal. (adjective)
  • Medicine Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "objective" in a sentence
  • "Yet he insisted, on the contrary, that values are objective, even going so far as to label his position ˜objective pluralism™."
  • "VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'New poll reflects growing U.S. worry over Iraq'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = '56 percent in the poll said the United States was not its objective in Iraq -- what ever the hell the \'objective\' is?? '"
  • "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."