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  1. ob·jec·tive
    IPA[əbˈjektiv]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a thing aimed at or sought; a goal:

      the system has achieved its objective
    • 2. the objective case.

    • 3. the lens in a telescope or microscope nearest to the object observed:

      examine with high power objective
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: objective, plural noun: objectives

    • adjective

      (of a person or their judgement) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts:

      not dependent on the mind for existence; actual:

    • noun

      a thing aimed at or sought; a goal:

      the objective case.

    • noun

      the artistic and literary technique of representing or evoking a particular emotion by means of symbols that objectify that emotion and are associated with it.
    • noun

      (in linear programming) the function that it is desired to maximize or minimize.
    • adjective

      influenced by personal feeling or opinions in considering and representing facts.

      (of art) abstract.

    • noun

      a danger such as a rock fall that does not arise from a lack of skill on the part of the climber.
    • noun

      (in linear programming) the function that it is desired to maximize or minimize.
    • noun

      the artistic and literary technique of representing or evoking a particular emotion by means of symbols which become indicative of that emotion and are associated with it.
    • noun

      a case of nouns and pronouns serving as the object of a transitive verb or a preposition:
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