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objective

noun [C] uk   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/ us  
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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objective

adjective uk   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/ us  
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.
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objectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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 Korean 목표…
in Arabic هَدَف…
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 Spanish objetivo, fin…
in Portuguese objetivo…
in German das Ziel…
in Catalan objectiu…
in Japanese 目標…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目标, 目的…
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