objective

[ uhb-jek-tiv ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk tɪv /

noun

adjective

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Origin of objective

First recorded in 1610–20; from Medieval Latin objectīvus, equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -īvus adjective suffix (see -ive)

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British Dictionary definitions for objective

objective
/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪv) /

adjective

noun

Abbreviation: objCompare: subjective

Derived forms of objective

objectival (ˌɒbdʒɛkˈtaɪvəl), adjectiveobjectively, adverbobjectivity or rare objectiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for objective

objective
[ əb-jĕktĭv ]

n.

The lens or lenses in the lower end of a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object being examined and forms its image.

adj.

Based on observable phenomena; presented factually.
Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
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Scientific definitions for objective

objective
[ əb-jĕktĭv ]

The lens or mirror in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
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