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English definition of “objective”


adjective     /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 subjectiveUnbiased or impartial objectively     /-li/ adverb C1 Judges must weigh the evidence logically and objectively.Unbiased or impartial objectivity     /ˌɒb.dʒekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌɑːb.dʒekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Surely true objectivity in a critic is impossible ?Unbiased or impartial
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