|1.||existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptions: are there objective moral values?|
|2.||undistorted by emotion or personal bias|
|3.||of or relating to actual and external phenomena as opposed to thoughts, feelings, etc|
|4.||med (of disease symptoms) perceptible to persons other than the individual affected|
|5.||grammar See also accusative denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb or preposition and for various other purposes. In English the objective case of pronouns is also used in many elliptical constructions (as in Poor me! Who, him?), as the subject of a gerund (as in It was me helping him), informally as a predicate complement (as in It's me), and in nonstandard use as part of a compound subject (as in John, Larry, and me went fishing)|
|6.||of, or relating to a goal or aim|
|7.||the object of one's endeavours; goal; aim|
|8.||military Also called: objective point a place or position towards which forces are directed|
|9.||an actual phenomenon; reality|
|a. the objective case|
|b. a word or speech element in the objective case|
|11.||optics Also called: object glass|
|a. the lens or combination of lenses nearest to the object in an optical instrument|
|b. the lens or combination of lenses forming the image in a camera or projector|
objective ob·jec·tive (əb-jěk'tĭv)
The lens or lenses in the lower end of a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object being examined and forms its image. adj.
Based on observable phenomena; presented factually.
Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
|objective (əb-jěk'tĭv) Pronunciation Key
The lens or mirror in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.