1. [ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms: aim object target

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Related terms: goal thing business point target
2. [ adjective ] undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
Synonyms: nonsubjective

"an objective appraisal" "objective evidence"

Related terms: subjective impersonal clinical verifiable cool
3. [ adjective ] emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation

"objective art"

Related terms: representational
4. [ adjective ] belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

"concrete benefits" "a concrete example" "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

Related terms: concrete
5. [ adjective ] (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
Synonyms: accusative

"objective case" "accusative endings"

Related terms: grammar accusative accusative
6. [ noun ] (physics,optics) the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed
Synonyms: object_glass
Related terms: lens optical_telescope compound_microscope
Similar spelling:   objectively