objective objective  /əb ˈdʒɛk tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  2. (n) the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
  3. (adj) undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
  4. (adj) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
  5. (adj) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
  6. (adj) belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

Usage(s):

  1. But you have to have a fallback objective because you want to prevent the worst from happening.
  2. objective, the court considered each of the County's proffered objectives in support of the marriage statute.
  3. THE Parley at the Summit will have no fixed agenda, but both sides will arrive in Geneva with a well-defined set of objectives.

News

  1. UMKC athletic department working on viability and visibility

    The most objective voices in sports are the ones with money at stake, like merchants of team gear. Sports apparel stores stock what moves. What better measure of interest?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

  2. Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc. proposes revised investment objective for Galileo Global Opportunities Fund

    Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc. proposes revised investment objective for Galileo Global Opportunities Fund
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Investors Group fund mergers and objective changes approved by securityholders

    Investors Group fund mergers and objective changes approved by securityholders
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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