Meaning of “objective” in the English Dictionary

"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.
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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)