[ob-jik-tiv-i-tee, -jek-]


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

Origin of objectivity

First recorded in 1795–1805; objective + -ity
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Contemporary Examples of objectivity

Historical Examples of objectivity

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

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

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

  • Nor again is the Greek truthfulness identical with objectivity.

  • 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

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

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