|1.||the tendency to stress what is objective|
|a. the meta-ethical doctrine that there are certain moral truths that are independent of the attitudes of any individuals|
|b. the philosophical doctrine that reality is objective, and that sense data correspond with it|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
the theory or practice of objective art or literature. The term was used by the poet William Carlos Williams in the 1930s to describe a movement in which emphasis was placed on viewing poems as objects that could be considered and analyzed in terms of mechanical features. According to Williams, this meant examining the structural aspects of the poem and considering how it was constructed. Other poets involved in the short-lived movement were Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen, and Charles Reznikoff.
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