Objectivity is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of objectivity, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
EXAMPLES - Objectivity in a Sentence
- Complete objectivity is only possible from a sage. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This word objectivity is almost a mirage. (source)
- "That kind of objectivity is really hard for the control freak." (source)
- However, I don't think you can call their objectivity into question. (source)
- Little thing called 'objectivity' -- might wanna look it up some day. (source)
- BTW, you'll notice the word objectivity occurred nowhere in my presentation. (source)
- HALEVY: First of all, I don't believe that the word objectivity exists at all. (source)
- But the notion of objectivity is an economic notion, not a journalistic notion. (source)
- More times than not, losing objectivity occurs when you micro-manage a situation. (source)
- The test of objectivity is whether the story you write fairly presents the relevant sides. (source)
- It offers openings every day to transcend, obtain objectivity, and shift out of your stuckness. (source)
- I know, I know: this is most emphatically not how we generally hear the term objectivity bandied about. (source)
- We can all toy with the notion of objectivity on certain issues, but there are always going to be biases. (source)
- It is very, very easy to accidentaly tweak out objectivity from a working program and not even realize it. (source)
- Her objectivity was the more appreciated by Helva because she had had a glimpse of Kira's personal turmoil. (source)
- Post, including those who like to boast of their own objectivity, which is in shorter supply than they think. (source)
- Nor do they even attempt a modicum of objectivity, which is something that most people quite like to see in reviews. (source)
- And the notion of objectivity is absurd; people who switch jobs often get much different evaluations from their new bosses. (source)
- While Americans seem to be tuning out the idea of objectivity in TV news, network offers up some old-school reporting in three new docs (source)
- At the New York Times, so-called objectivity helped perpetuate the false belief that the Iraqis were developing weapons of mass destruction. (source)
- If you cannot say objectively that threatening to blow up the world's economy was an extreme position, then the word "objectivity" is meaningless. (source)
- But that kind of objectivity is nothing like the usual journalistic ethic of objectivity, which is more about giving an equal hearing to both sides. (source)
- "Others on the board may feel different, but as Thami Mazwai I feel that objectivity is a delusion ... the notion known as objectivity does not exist." (source)
- Even academia, which prides itself on objectivity, is more geared towards pleasing companies and corporations that can provide grants and financial assistance. (source)
- He added that bona fide journalists -- who still believe that the word objectivity has some level of import in their profession -- "ought not to treat them that way. (source)
- Only the Americans in their childlike naivete about how the world works ever entertained the idea of "objectivity" - a concept which makes no sense on the face of it. (source)
- Has Obama ever said, "Fox News is fair and balanced?" or praised their so-called objectivity like many prominent Clinton supporters, Terry McAuliffe, Ed Rendell, and others? (source)
- Leading from the latter statement is the idea of objectivity, an ideal that truly cannot be achieved as the very choice of 'facts' will determine the outcome of the argument. (source)
- The fact that 14 of the 16 nominations on the original list were people with strong links with the ANC reflected adversely on the "so-called objectivity" of the selection panel. (source)
- I recall growing up in the home of a newsman, and his stalwart take on "objectivity" -- maintaining it, upholding that all should be reported in the paper from an objective stance. (source)
- Journalists will always say that they seek "balance" to maintain "objectivity," but in reality "balance" is a poor substitute for careful investigation and presentation of the facts. (source)
- Granted, objectivity is difficult for all people, but are you being as objective as you can or do you have a presupposition that God does not exist or that the miraculous cannot occur? (source)
- And if this is so, we must at least attempt to inject a certain objectivity to our perception of the Soviet threat, instead of assuming simplistic motives based on a threatening ideology. (source)
- I mean, will you bring the same point of view, the same prisms, the same -- let us use the word objectivity -- in microscopic examination of the next fellow coming into the White House, Ann? (source)
- By Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols It comes as a surprise to many to learn that the notion of objectivity or simply professional journalism is a relatively recent development in the United States. (source)
- In the same way we all laugh at Fox News's claim to being "fair and balanced," we all know that there simply is no such thing as real "objectivity" - even in the highest echelons of Establishment journalism. (source)
- In interpretation, because the specific individual horizon of the interpreter is constitutive for that interpretation, the term objectivity refers to the inter-subjective accessibility of the object of interpretation. (source)
- And anyone who was not blind was forced equally to admit that this was due primarily to a circumstance under which all of us Germans have to suffer severely: that is, the objectivity of our attitude toward our nationality as well as everything else. (source)
- She observes that simplicity and definiteness, that a certain corporeality and externality -- or what in modern critical dialect we would call objectivity -- are notes of antique art; while variety and shading of colour, and a habit of self-reflection developed by Christianity (source)
- Across the country, and around the state and in the city, people seem very, very pleased with the level of coverage they are getting, the immediacy of the new, the objectivity, which is amazing when you think about it, given the fact that the reporters are embedded with the troops. (source)
- "Perhaps this is so because many liberal activists in America have lost faith in the idea of objectivity, which means they have lost faith in the reality of objective truth, the finding of which -- the finding of truth -- has been the goal, the central focus of the American legal system since its creation." (source)
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- Moreover, in a history tinted by the human sensitivity of a leader so intimately linked to an entire nation, would it not be an injustice to restrict oneself to so-called objectivity which in the final analysis is nothing but a recourse to cliches reflecting the jaded values of contemporary commercial journalism, a profession largely guilty for the current international distress? (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "objectivity" 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 9 synonyms for objectivity.
detachment, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassion, equality, equitableness, indifference, neutrality, open-mindedness
We have 0 antonyms for objectivity.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of objectivity from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The state or quality of being objective.
- (noun) External or material reality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The state of being objective, just, unbiased and not influenced by emotions or personal prejudices
- (noun) The world as it really is; reality
- (noun) That which one understands, often, as intellectually, of all and everything, of what is sensed as felt, thereof
- (noun) That which is perceived to be true to understanding
- (noun) The object of understanding
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The state, quality, or relation of being objective; character of the object or of the objective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The property or state of being objective, in any sense of that word; externality; external reality; universal validity; absorption in external objects. See objective, a.
- (noun) In psychology, detachment from oneself; independent existence. See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices