objective meaning

EN[ɒbˈdʒɛk.tɪv] [əbˈdʒɛk.tɪv]
  • Objective may refer to:
  • a synonym of goal
  • Objectivity (philosophy) (contrasted with subjectivity)
  • Objective pronoun, a pronoun as the target of a verb
  • Objective (optics), an element in a camera or microscope
  • Objective Productions, a British television production company
  • Objectivity (frame invariance), a mathematical concept
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    Definition of objective in English Dictionary

  • NounPLobjectivesSUF-ive
    1. A material object that physically exists.
      1. A goal that is striven for.
        1. His true objective was the provision of a full, accurate, legible script for our noble but ill-dressed language; but he was led past that by his contempt for the popular Pitman system of Shorthand, which he called the Pitfall system.
      2. (grammar) The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
        1. The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore objectiveSUPmost objective
          1. Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
            1. Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices.
              1. Based on observed facts.
                1. Engagement of employees in the Public Administration and in the wider Public Sector, ... , shall take place either by competitive entry examination or by selection on the basis of predefined and objective criteria, and shall be subject to the control of an independent authority, as specified by law.
              2. (grammar) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
                1. Let us now glance at the demonstrative and relative pronouns. Of the former there are but two in English, this and that, with their plural forms, these and those. To them, American adds a third, them, which is also the personal pronoun of the third person, objective case.
              3. (linguistics, grammar) Of, or relating to verbal conjugation that indicates the object (patient) of an action. (In linguistic descriptions of Tundra Nenets, among others.).
              4. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The primary objective is to attrit the units sufficiently so that they cannot close with the units in contact.
                  • Graham Hough's apparently objective assertion that 'Ozymandias' is 'extremely clear and direct', for example, elides the question of 'to whom?'.
                  • Whoever has not abandoned desire for fruits of action and still have self-centered objectives can never become a Yogi or a practitioner of spiritual communion through work. ‎
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of objective for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "objective" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
                  Difficultness: Level 2
                  Easy     ➨     Difficult
                  Definiteness: Level 9
                  Definite    ➨     Versatile