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objective

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1  —as in:
our objective is to...
Definition a goal (some end desired to be achieved)
  • It is our primary objective.
objective = goal
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • What is your objective?
  • objective = goal
  • Our objective is the Heart Crystal, not vengeance.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • objective = goal
  • And what did Brother Malcolm say is our objective?
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • objective = goal
  • The group's main objective was to liberate Kashmir's Muslims from Indian rule, but they had recently also become active in Afghanistan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • objective = goal
  • The pursuit of knowledge, he maintained, was a worthy objective in its own right and needed no external validation.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • objective = goal
  • He kept his telescopic cameras carefully aimed–glued to their moving objective; clapped on a higher power to get a close-up of the frantic and distorted face...
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • objective = object of interest
  • It appeared that on the same night I had learned about one of writing's objectives, irony, I would also be introduced to one of its pitfalls: the Plot Hole.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • objectives = goals
  • Then a part of me understands, even as I begin to argue against it, that my humiliation was the cause of that pleasure. It was not an accident or side effect. It was the objective.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • objective = goal
  • "Our objective is to remove Redd from power," Alyss said, loud enough for Dodge to hear.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
objective = goal

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2  —as in:
an objective viewpoint
Definition fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
  • By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
objective = fact-based (not influenced by personal feelings or preferences)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There were lots of rumors, but no objective evidence.
  • objective = fact-based
  • They hired an outside consultant to get an objective perspective of the problem.
  • Complete objectivity is hard when considering political issues.
  • The bank insisted upon an objective appraisal of the house before they would give a loan.
  • Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal,...
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • But each of us has been taught that effective decision making requires an objective assessment of the situation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • Leavitt had pointed out that all men, no matter how scientifically objective, had several built-in biases when discussing life.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • You're an objective journalist.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences
  • It's not as simple as taking your word for it. I have a job to do, a responsibility to the victim, to the system. I have to stay objective, and I—
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
objective = fact-based and not influenced by personal feelings or preferences

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Less common meanings of objective include:
  • In philosophy — existing outside of the mind.
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