English Online Dictionary. What means objective? What does objective mean?
Borrowed from French objectif, from Latin objectivus.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɒbˈd͡ʒɛk.tɪv/, /əbˈd͡ʒɛk.tɪv/
- (US) IPA(key): /əbˈd͡ʒɛk.tɪv/
- Rhymes: -ɛktɪv
objective (comparative more objective, superlative most objective)
- 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.)
- Said of account, judgment, criteria, person, existence, or observation.
objective (plural objectives)
- A material object that physically exists.
- A goal that is striven for.
- (grammar) The objective case.
- Synonyms: object case, 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.
- See also Thesaurus:goal
- (lens of an optical device): objective lens
- IPA(key): /ɔb.ʒɛk.tiv/
- Homophone: objectives
- feminine singular of objectif
- vocative masculine singular of objectīvus