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objectivity

[ob-jik-tiv-i-tee, -jek-] /ˌɒb dʒɪkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -dʒɛk-/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being objective:
He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment.
2.
intentness on objects external to the mind.
3.
external reality.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; objective + -ity
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  • Another way to look at this is to say, objectivity is overrated.
  • So, their desire to make it work economically trumped their objectivity.
  • It removes subjectivity and replaces it with objectivity.
  • Because they know that these people will never bother to read a book, or attempt to operate with a semblance of objectivity.
  • The problem is, in practice, the bar for objectivity always gets raised higher.
  • Part of the reason is the flawed understanding many journalists have of objectivity.
  • Even after forty-two thousand years, the animal's undeniable cuteness threatened one's scientific objectivity.
  • The author is to be commended not only for his objectivity of views expressed but also unbiased verbiage of presentation.
  • But no one with any objectivity will take them seriously any longer as scientists.
  • Science and traditional journalism have an important principle in common: the concept of objectivity.
Word Origin and History for objectivity
n.

1803, from Medieval Latin objectivus, from Latin objectus (see object (n.)) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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