[ob-jik-tiv-i-tee, -jek-]
the state or quality of being objective: He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment.
intentness on objects external to the mind.
external reality.

1795–1805; objective + -ity

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objective (əbˈdʒɛktɪv)
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
10.  grammar
 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

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Word Origin & History

1803, from M.L. objectivus, from L. objectus (see object (n.)).
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Example sentences
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.
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