Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Objective

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Objective (noun, adjective)
ob·jec·tive [uhb-jek-tiv]

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.
a. 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.
b. a word in that case.
3. Also called object glass, object lens, objective lens. Optics. (in a telescope, microscope, camera, or other optical system) the lens or combination of lenses that first receives the rays from the object and forms the image in the focal plane of the eyepiece, as in a microscope, or on a plate or screen, as in a camera. See diag. under microscope.

4. being the object or goal of one's efforts or actions.
5. not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased: an objective opinion.
6. intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings, as a person or a book.
7. being the object of perception or thought; belonging to the object of thought rather than to the thinking subject ( opposed to subjective ).
8. of or pertaining to something that can be known, or to something that is an object or a part of an object; existing independent of thought or an observer as part of reality.
9. Grammar.
a. pertaining to the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition.
b. (in English and some other languages) noting the objective case.
c. similar to such a case in meaning.
d. (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role of a noun phrase that denotes something undergoing a change of state or bearing a neutral relation to the verb, as the rock in The rock moved or in The child threw the rock.
10. being part of or pertaining to an object to be drawn: an objective plane.
11. Medicine/Medical. (of a symptom) discernible to others as well as the patient.

Related forms
ob·jec·tive·ly , adverb
ob·jec·tive·ness , noun
pre·ob·jec·tive , adjective
qua·si-ob·jec·tive , adjective
qua·si-ob·jec·tive·ly , adverb
sem·i·ob·jec·tive , adjective
sem·i·ob·jec·tive·ly , adverb
sem·i·ob·jec·tive·ness , noun
un·ob·jec·tive , adjective
un·ob·jec·tive·ly , adverb

Related Words for objective
disinterested, evenhanded, open-minded, dispassionate, unbiased, equitable, detached, nonpartisan, intention, aspiration, ambition, purpose, target, cold, straight, cool, end, object, mission, mark

See more synonyms on
1. object, destination, aim.
5. impartial, fair, impersonal, disinterested.

5. personal.

Origin: 1610–20; < Medieval Latin objectivus, equivalent to Latin object ( us ) (see object) -ivus -ive

Examples from the Web for objective
Contemporary Examples of objective

Koenig has not been a sterile, objective narrator; she has openly voiced her biases, concerns, and gut feelings all along.

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Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End
Emily Shire
December 18, 2014

Certainly that was the objective of the attack: The school is a private one run by the army for the children of soldiers.

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Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America
Sami Yousafzai
December 16, 2014

Carles told me that MormonThink strives to be objective and impartial.

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God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
Michael Schulson
November 16, 2014

That was really the objective of the first season, especially.

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‘Homeland’ Creator Talks Season 4’s ‘Reboot,’ Life After Brody, and How ISIS Will Affect the Show
Marlow Stern
October 6, 2014

Soon it became clear that establishing a Caliphate was their objective .

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Watching ISIS Come to Power Again
Elliot Ackerman
September 7, 2014

Historical Examples of objective
One could conceive of it as possible to turn toward Him—and reach, the objective .

The Conquest of Fear
Basil King

The outcome of that objective vision was Hamlet—a masterpiece of self-revealing.

The Man Shakespeare
Frank Harris

At best they can only interpret the mind of the prophet, and can have no objective value.

The Secret Agent
Joseph Conrad

He cannot pass beyond his own individuality—he has no objective insight.

Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848

But the British troops were successful (p. 503) when reaching their objective .

The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)
Tags: adjective, noun, o, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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