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objectivity

[ob-jik-tiv-i-tee, -jek-] /ˌɒb dʒɪkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -dʒɛk-/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being objective:
He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment.
2.
intentness on objects external to the mind.
3.
external reality.
Origin of objectivity
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; objective + -ity
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  • Nor again is the Greek truthfulness identical with objectivity.

  • Such a writer is objective, but his objectivity with him is no more than a literary method.

  • But the Greeks have objectivity in a far more important sense than this.

  • Their objectivity is no literary device but a quality of mind.

  • In no other way can we think of the objectivity of the universe; for in no other way can we think of ourselves.

    The Complex Vision John Cowper Powys
Word Origin and History for objectivity
n.

1803, from Medieval Latin objectivus, from Latin objectus (see object (n.)) + -ity.

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