[ uh b-jek-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk təˌvɪz əm /
a tendency to lay stress on the objective or external elements of cognition.
the tendency, as of a writer, to deal with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings.
a doctrine characterized by this tendency.
Related formsob·jec·tiv·ist, noun, adjectiveob·jec·ti·vis·tic, adjectivenon·ob·jec·ti·vis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for objectivist
/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm) /
the tendency to stress what is objective
- the meta-ethical doctrine that there are certain moral truths that are independent of the attitudes of any individuals
- the philosophical doctrine that reality is objective, and that sense data correspond with it
Derived Formsobjectivist, noun, adjectiveobjectivistic, adjectiveobjectivistically, adverb
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