|1.||[ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)|
|Synonyms:||aim object target|
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
|Related terms:||goal thing business point target|
|2.||[ adjective ] undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena|
"an objective appraisal" "objective evidence"
|Related terms:||subjective impersonal clinical verifiable cool|
|3.||[ adjective ] emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation|
|4.||[ adjective ] belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events|
"concrete benefits" "a concrete example" "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
|5.||[ adjective ] (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes|
"objective case" "accusative endings"
|Related terms:||grammar accusative accusative|
|6.||[ noun ] (physics,optics) the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed|
|Related terms:||lens optical_telescope compound_microscope|