aim, object, objective, target(noun)
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass(adj)
the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
"an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"
serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
"objective case"; "accusative endings"
emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
"objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
objective(noun)A material object that physically exists.
objective(noun)A goal that is striven for.
objective(noun)The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
objective(noun)The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
objective(adjective)of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Subjective and objective are synonyms in but one point of view, being, for the most part, strictly antonyms. Subjective signifies relating to the subject of mental states, that is, to the person who experiences them; objective signifies relating to the object of mental states, that is, to something outside the perceiving mind; in brief phrase it may be said that subjective relates to something within the mind, objective to something without. A mountain, as a mass of a certain size, contour, color, etc., is an objective fact; the impression our mind receives, the mental picture it forms of the mountain, is subjective. But this subjective impression may become itself the object of thought (called "subject-object"), as when we compare our mental picture of the mountain with our idea of a plain or river. The direct experiences of the soul, as joy, grief, hope, fear, are purely subjective; the outward causes of these experiences, as prosperity, bereavement, disappointment, are objective. That which has independent existence or authority apart from our experience or thought is said to have objective existence or authority; thus we speak of the objective authority of the moral law. Different individuals may receive different subjective impressions from the same objective fact, that which to one is a cause of hope being to another a cause of fear, etc. The style of a writer is called objective when it derives its materials mainly from or reaches out toward external objects; it is called subjective when it derives its materials mainly from or constantly tends to revert to the personal experience of the author. Compare INHERENT.
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- حقاني, هدف, متجرد, موضوعي, عقلانيArabic
- objectiuCatalan, Valencian
- objektivní, cíl, objektiv, záměrCzech
- Objektiv, ZielGerman
- αντικείμενο, αντικειμενικός φακός, αντικειμενικός, αιτιατικήGreek
- esineellinen, objektiivinen, päämäärä, objektiivi, esine, hyväksytty, tavoite, puolueeton, totuudenmukainen, materiaalinenFinnish
- objectif, objective, butFrench
- amasScottish Gaelic
- cél, objektív, tárgyi, célpont, tárgyesetHungarian
- obiettivo, oggettivo, obbiettivoItalian
- 対物レンズ, 客観, 目的Japanese
- 目的, 목적Korean
- nuchtere, streefdoel, objectieve, objectief, nuchter, doel, doelstellingDutch
- obiektyw, przedmiotowy, obiektywny, cel, obiektowy, obiektPolish
- objetivo, objetivaPortuguese
- объектный падеж, объективный, объект, цель, объективRussian
- saklig, objektiv, målSwedish
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