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"objective" in British English

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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 ​salesteam achieve/​meetitsfinancial objectives?

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objectiveadjective

uk   us   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/
objectively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C1 Judges must ​weigh the ​evidencelogically and objectively.
objectivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɒb.dʒekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌɑːb.dʒekˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/
Surely ​true objectivity in a ​critic is ​impossible?
(Definition of objective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"objective" in American English

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objectiveadjective

 us   /əbˈdʒek·tɪv, ɑb-/
  • objective adjective (FAIR OR REAL)

not ​influenced by ​personalbeliefs or ​feelings; ​fair or ​real: an objective ​opinion
  • objective adjective (GRAMMAR)

grammar [not gradable] having or ​relating to the ​case (= ​form) of a ​noun, ​pronoun, or ​adjective used to show that a word is the ​object of a ​verb

objectivenoun [C]

 us   /əbˈdʒek·tɪv, ɑb-/
  • objective noun [C] (AIM)

something that you ​aim to do or ​achieve: long-term objectives His ​main objective this ​semester is to ​improve his ​grades.
(Definition of objective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"objective" in Business English

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objectivenoun [C]

uk   us   /əbˈdʒektɪv/
something that you are ​planning to do or ​achieve: agree/establish/set objectives Management must set ​clear objectives that everyone ​subscribes to.achieve/meet/reach your objectives Investing ​globallyenhances the fund's ​ability to ​meet its ​primary objective.key/main/primary/principal objective The ​primaryinvestment objective of the ​account is to ​maximize after-tax ​returns.long-term/short-term objective The ​companyfailed to ​meet its ​short-term objective of ​expanding into Asia. business/​company/​performance objectives financial/​investment/​strategic objectives
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objectiveadjective

uk   us   /əbˈdʒektɪv/
not ​influenced by ​personalfeelings or beliefs: be objective about sth One of the biggest problems in a celebrity ​case is being able to ​selectjurors who can be objective about it.objective criteria/evidence/opinion Analysts ​produced objective ​evidence that the ​world was ​heading for a ​globalrecession. an objective ​account/​assessment/​report
(Definition of objective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “objective”
in Korean 목표…
in Arabic هَدَف…
in Malaysian matlamat…
in French objectif…
in Russian цель, задача…
in Chinese (Traditional) 目標, 目的…
in Italian obiettivo…
in Turkish hedef, amaç, gaye…
in Polish cel…
in Spanish objetivo, fin…
in Vietnamese mục tiêu…
in Portuguese objetivo…
in Thai เป้าหมาย…
in German das Ziel…
in Catalan objectiu…
in Japanese 目標…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目标, 目的…
in Indonesian tujuan…
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