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"objective" in British English

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objectivenoun [C]

uk   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/ 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 team achieve/meet its financial objectives?

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objectiveadjective

uk   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/ us   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/
objectively
adverb uk   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv.li/ us   /əbˈdʒek.tɪv.li/
C1 Judges must weigh the evidence logically and objectively.
objectivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɒb.dʒekˈtɪv.ə.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 personal beliefs 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   /əbˈdʒektɪv/ us  
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 globally enhances the fund's ability to meet its primary objective.key/main/primary/principal objective The primary investment objective of the account is to maximize after-tax returns.long-term/short-term objective The company failed to meet its short-term objective of expanding into Asia. business/company/performance objectives financial/investment/strategic objectives
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objectiveadjective

uk   /əbˈdʒektɪv/ us  
not influenced by personal feelings or beliefs: be objective about sth One of the biggest problems in a celebrity case is being able to select jurors who can be objective about it.objective criteria/evidence/opinion Analysts produced objective evidence that the world was heading for a global recession. 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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