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Meaning & Definition of Objective in English

English

Objective

/əbʤɛktɪv/

noun

1. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

  • "The sole object of her trip was to see her children"
    synonym:
  • aim
  • ,
  • object
  • ,
  • objective
  • ,
  • target

2. The lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

    synonym:
  • objective
  • ,
  • objective lens
  • ,
  • object lens
  • ,
  • object glass

adjective

1. Undistorted by emotion or personal bias

  • Based on observable phenomena
  • "An objective appraisal"
  • "Objective evidence"
    synonym:
  • objective
  • ,
  • nonsubjective

2. Serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

  • "Objective case"
  • "Accusative endings"
    synonym:
  • objective
  • ,
  • accusative

3. Emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

  • "Objective art"
    synonym:
  • objective
  • ,
  • documentary

4. Belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

  • "Objective benefits"
  • "An objective example"
  • "There is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
    synonym:
  • objective

Examples of using

She had achieved her objective.
My sister didn't own up to breaking the lamp, instead she made up some story about aliens coming to Earth with the objective of destroying every piece of yellow furniture.
Does objective history exist?