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objectivenoun [C]

uk   us   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/
B2 something that you plan to do or achieve: Her main/prime objective now is simply to stay in power. Can the sales force achieve/meet its financial objectives?
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objectiveadjective

uk   us   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/
B2 based on real facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings: an objective and impartial report I can't really be objective when I'm judging my daughter's work.
Opposite
objectively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C1 Judges must weigh the evidence logically and objectively.
objectivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɒb.dʒekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌɑːb.dʒekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/
Surely true objectivity in a critic is impossible?
Translations of “objective”
in Arabic هَدَف…
in Korean 목표…
in Malaysian matlamat…
in French objectif…
in Turkish hedef, amaç, gaye…
in Italian obiettivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 目標, 目的…
in Russian цель, задача…
in Polish cel…
in Vietnamese mục tiêu…
in Spanish objetivo, fin…
in Portuguese objetivo…
in Thai เป้าหมาย…
in German das Ziel…
in Catalan objectiu…
in Japanese 目標…
in Indonesian tujuan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目标, 目的…
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