(noun, adjective)


1. undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

- an objective appraisal

- objective evidence

Similar word(s): clinical, impersonal, neutral, verifiable, nonsubjective

2. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

- objective case

Similar word(s): accusative

3. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation

- objective art

Similar word(s): existent, real

4. belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

- objective benefits

- an objective example

- there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind

Similar word(s): concrete


1. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

- the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Similar word(s): aim, object, target

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

2. the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

Definition categories: man–made, lens, lense