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objectivism

[uh b-jek-tuh-viz-uh m] /əbˈdʒɛk təˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
a tendency to lay stress on the objective or external elements of cognition.
2.
the tendency, as of a writer, to deal with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings.
3.
a doctrine characterized by this tendency.
Origin of objectivism
1850-1855
1850-55; objective + -ism
Related forms
objectivist, noun, adjective
objectivistic, adjective
nonobjectivistic, adjective
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  • Rand launched the objectivist movement with this group to promote her philosophy.
British Dictionary definitions for objectivist

objectivism

/əbˈdʒɛktɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
the tendency to stress what is objective
2.
(philosophy)
  1. the meta-ethical doctrine that there are certain moral truths that are independent of the attitudes of any individuals
  2. the philosophical doctrine that reality is objective, and that sense data correspond with it
Derived Forms
objectivist, noun, adjective
objectivistic, adjective
objectivistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for objectivist

objectivism

n.

1854 in philosophical sense, "the doctrine that knowledge is based on objective reality," from objective (adj.) + -ism.

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