- Also called objective case.(in English and some other languages) a case specialized for the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition, as him in The boy hit him, or me in He comes to me with his troubles.
- a word in that case.
- pertaining to the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition.
- (in English and some other languages) noting the objective case.
- similar to such a case in meaning.
- (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role of a noun phrase that denotes something undergoing a change of state or bearing a neutral relation to the verb, as the rock in The rock moved or in The child threw the rock.
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Related Words for objectivelysquarely, justly, soberly, equitably, indifferently, neutrally, considerately, disinterestedly, dispassionately, evenhandedly
Examples from the Web for objectively
Contemporary Examples of objectively
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.Corporations Are No Longer Silent on LGBT Issues
December 24, 2014
This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
And never have I met a group of people as doggedly convinced that their opinion is “objectively” correct as gamers.It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?
August 28, 2014
Levine has done a remarkably good job of making us forget that he is, objectively, a physically sexy man.Adam Levine Is Off the Market… Thank God
July 21, 2014
But in federal court, if you pursue an “objectively baseless” claim, you can be sanctioned by the court (PDF) under Rule 11.Obama Should Counter John Boehner’s Lawsuit—and Here’s How He Can Do It
July 9, 2014
Historical Examples of objectively
Objectively the state is not realizable in the ward of a city.The Book of the Damned
They are subjective forces, but they are also objectively creative.The Psychology of Nations
Objectively, impersonally considered, the effect was terrific.Legacy
James H Schmitz
I know that is true of his living in us objectively and finally, but that seemeth not to be all.A Christian Directory
So I am to tell the story as gently and as objectively as the matter on hand will permit.Dust of New York
- the objective case
- a word or speech element in the objective case
- the lens or combination of lenses nearest to the object in an optical instrument
- the lens or combination of lenses forming the image in a camera or projector
1610s, originally in the philosophical sense of "considered in relation to its object" (opposite of subjective), formed on pattern of Medieval Latin objectivus, from objectum "object" (see object (n.)) + -ive. Meaning "impersonal, unbiased" is first found 1855, influenced by German objektiv. Related: Objectively.
1738, "something objective to the mind," from objective (adj.). Meaning "goal, aim" (1881) is from military term objective point (1852), reflecting a sense evolution in French.