objective

[ uhb-jek-tiv ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk tɪv /

noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. object.,
  2. objectification,
  3. objectify,
  4. objection,
  5. objectionable,
  6. objective case,
  7. objective complement,
  8. objective correlative,
  9. objective danger,
  10. objective genitive

Origin of objective

1610–20; < Medieval Latin objectīvus, equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -īvus -ive

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unobjective

objective

/ (əbˈdʒɛktɪv) /

adjective

noun

Abbreviation: objCompare: subjective

Derived Formsobjectival (ˌɒbdʒɛkˈtaɪvəl), adjectiveobjectively, adverbobjectivity or rare objectiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unobjective
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Medicine definitions for unobjective

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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Science definitions for unobjective

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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