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Definition 1: the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for objective in the sense of this definition

(objective is a kind of ...) a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images

(... is part of objective) light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece

(... is part of objective) an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources

Definition 2: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where objective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for objective in the sense of this definition

(objective is a kind of ...) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

(... is a kind of objective ) the object of any prolonged endeavor

(... is a kind of objective ) an immediate objective

"gossip was the main business of the evening"

(... is a kind of objective ) the object of an activity

"what is the point of discussing it?"

(... is a kind of objective ) a special objective

"the thing is to stay in bounds"

Definition 3: undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where objective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an objective appraisal
  • objective evidence

Synonyms for objective in the sense of this definition

(objective is similar to ...) scientifically detached; unemotional

"he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony"

(objective is similar to ...) having no personal preference

"impersonal criticism" "a neutral observer"

(objective is similar to ...) capable of being verified

"a verifiable account of the incident"

Definition 4: serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where objective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • objective case
  • accusative endings

Synonyms for objective in the sense of this definition

(objective belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 5: belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where objective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • objective benefits
  • an objective example
  • there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind

(objective is similar to ...) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

"concrete objects such as trees"

Definition 6: emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where objective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • objective art

(objective is similar to ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

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