[ ob-jik-tiv-i-tee, -jek- ]
/ ˌɒb dʒɪkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -dʒɛk- /


the state or quality of being objective: He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment.
intentness on objects external to the mind.
external reality.

Nearby words

  1. objective spirit,
  2. objective symptom,
  3. objective test,
  4. objectively,
  5. objectivism,
  6. objectivize,
  7. objectless,
  8. objector,
  9. objet,
  10. objet d'art

Origin of objectivity

First recorded in 1795–1805; objective + -ity

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Word Origin and History for objectivity



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

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