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Multiple Meanings
objective — as in:  an objective viewpoint

By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences

In other contexts, "objective" has many other meanings. Probably the most common meaning is as a synonym for a goal or some end desired to be achieved.

Less common meanings of "objective" include:
  • In philosophy — existing outside of the mind.
  • In grammar —  the object of a verb or of certain prepositions.
  • In optics — the lens nearest the object being viewed.
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