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Below you will find the definition of objective, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
EXAMPLES - Objective in a Sentence
- "The diversification of revenue is the long-term objective," he said. (source)
- It is another matter whether this was a wise long-term objective or not. (source)
- Our main objective is not to prevent multinationals from getting minerals. (source)
- The main objective is to find real facts, and to distinguish rumors from truth. (source)
- In 2005, the Iranian President stated his long-term objective in very clear terms. (source)
- Obviously the main objective is to make money, but there are many ways to make money. (source)
- With a public agency, the main objective is safety, with no one obligated to investors. (source)
- And so we have to take a short term objective and that's the recovery bill is there for. (source)
- Their main objective is to bring him down no matter if the American people suffer for it. (source)
- A key short-term objective remains the reduction of poverty with the help of international donors. (source)
- The main objective is to tell a good story that will keep the audience captivated throughout the movie. (source)
- Mr. Trichet added the central bank will achieve its medium-term objective, to keep inflation below but near 2%. (source)
- Associated Press MasterCard expects revenue growth this year to fall short of its long-term objective of 12% to 15%. (source)
- The short-term objective, which is urgently needed, is nothing else but the minimization of recession's consequences. (source)
- SMITH: Well, as I say, our overall objective, our long-term objective, is for the Japanese to cease whaling altogether. (source)
- They are counting on corporations, whose main objective is usually profit not environmental good, to be the ones to do it. (source)
- In our specific case, the long term objective of experimentum mundi, the New, already dawns on the crimson horizon of Planet Earth. (source)
- The main objective is for the fellow to view numerous biopsy specimens daily and to see multiple normal biopsies with the pathologists. (source)
- While thermochemical production of hydrogen is a long-term objective, it will require dedicated nuclear plants running at high temperatures. (source)
- The main objective is for the fellow to gain an appreciation of the dynamic nature of the studies that is lost on review of the static images. (source)
- Even as they reacted with surprise and strongly condemned this move, the US and Israel had reached one of their long term objective in Palestine. (source)
- Therefore, the long-term objective of the G20 Summit is to set the base for the needed reforms in the existing international economic institutions. (source)
- Even the long-term objective of al-Qaeda is not a state but a restored caliphate, a type of social organization that precedes the state by centuries. (source)
- Kauffmann reports a case of what he calls objective tinnitus aurium, in which the noise originating in the patient's ears was distinctly audible by others. (source)
- We have a clear long term objective in the area, and it does not include their continued existence on our land or the provision of so called human rights to them. stanley Jerusalem (source)
- Our main objective is to take you to the major conferences and events around the world, interview entrepreneurs and investors, visit exciting startups and give you a first look at the hottest technology. (source)
- Consistent with this ambitious long-term objective, we will undertake robust aggregate and individual mid-term reductions, taking into account that baselines may vary and that efforts need to be comparable. (source)
- The card-payments processor repeated a warning that based on revenue growth this year, it isn't likely the company will achieve its long-term objective of an average increase in net revenue of 12% to 15% through 2011. (source)
- The outer or objective process, however, shows in animals strongly controlled by instinct, as insects for instance, a preponderance of the ganglion -- _i. e., subjective_ nervous system over the _objective_ or cerebral system. (source)
- And one has to assume the long-term objective is at some point to get out of there and leave, you know, having said, well, we've gotten Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and now there's a stable government, and they can deal with it. (source)
- I believe that the science of the actual content of things, the foundation of all appearances, the laws of the universe, in short, everything which you call objective truth, is the property peculiar to the atoms, of which the world formerly existed. (source)
- What the vocal anti-war people want is self-destructive; they want their jollies off about speaking about ending the war; but they forget there is a long term objective here, which is to gain the Presidency; and that, like it or not, is the disciplined route Hillary Clinton is taking. (source)
- What is needed on the part of bloggers is a proportional degree of discernment for how claims live out in the world, how speech acts participate in constructing that stratagem of subjectivities we call objective reality, or on rare occasion how what we say actually glances at touching that form "Truth." (source)
- But when by the use of the term objective mystery I have indicated that general and universal something, not itself, by which the soul is confronted, that something which, like a white screen, or a thick mass of darkness, waits the moving lamp of the soul to give it light and colour, it becomes clear that the name itself does not cover any actual reality other than the actual reality of all the bodies in the world joined together by the universal ether. (source)
- It may well be that some would say that the decision about India changes the approach that nation states would take to that Review Conference, only time will tell, but certainly a constructive dialogue approach is the best way forward and Australia does not shy away from our long - term objective, which is the same as India shares, which is the abolition of all nuclear weapons and of course our short-term objective of enhanced non-proliferation and disarmament. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "objective" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 22 synonyms for objective.
cold, cool, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, evenhanded, impersonal, judicial, just, like it is, nondiscriminatory, nonpartisan, open-minded, straight, strictly business, unbiased, uncolored, unemotional, uninvolved, unprejudiced, unprepossessed
We have 12 antonyms for objective.
biased, excited, friendly, hot, interested, involved, partial, passionate, prejudiced, subjective, unfair, warm
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of objective from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of or having to do with a material object.
- (adjective) Having actual existence or reality.
- (adjective) Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective critic. See Synonyms at fair1.
- (adjective) Based on observable phenomena; presented factually: an objective appraisal.
- (adjective) Medicine Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
- (adjective) Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices.
- (adjective) Based on observed facts.
- (adjective) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
- (noun) A material object that physically exists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to an object.
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever is exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to thoughts of feelings, and opposed to
- (adjective) Unbiased; unprejudiced; fair; uninfluenced by personal feelings or personal interests; considering only the facts of a situation unrelated to the observer; -- of judgments, opinions, evaluations, conclusions, reasoning processes.
- (adjective) Pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See Accusative, n.
- (noun) The objective case.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) As perceived or thought; intentional; ideal; representative; phenomenal: opposed to subjective or formal—that is, as in its own nature.
- (None) Pertaining or due to the real object of cognition; real: opposed to subjective (pertaining or due to the subject of cognition, namely, the mind).
- (None) Substantive; self-existent.
- (None) Intent, as a person, upon external objects of thought, whether things or persons, and not watching one's self and one's ways, nor attending to one's own sensations; setting forth, as a writing or work of art, external facts or imaginations of such matters as they exist or are supposed to exist, without drawing attention to the author's emotions, reflections, and personality.
- (None) In grammar, pertaining to or noting the object of a transitive verb, or of a preposition; forming or expressing a grammatical object: as, the objective case; an objective phrase or clause. Abbreviated obj.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
- (adjective) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
- (noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
- (adjective) belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
- (adjective) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes