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Definition of objective adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not influenced by personal feelings or opinions; considering only facts synonym unbiased an objective analysis/assessment/report objective criteria I find it difficult to be objective where he's concerned. These figures give a reliable and objective indicator of changing trends in people's lifestyles. opposite
  2. 2(philosophy) existing outside the mind; based on facts that can be proved objective reality opposite
  3. 3[only before noun] (grammar) the objective case is the one which is used for the object of a sentence
    adverb Looked at objectively, the situation is not too bad. Can these effects be objectively measured? I was too upset to see things objectively.
  5. NAmE//ˌɑbdʒɛkˈtɪvət̮i//
    noun [uncountable] There was a lack of objectivity in the way the candidates were judged. scientific objectivity
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