1610–20; < Medieval Latin objectīvus, equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -īvus -ive (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Objectively
something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target:
Grammar. Also called objective case. (in English and some other languages) a case specialized for the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition, as him in The boy hit him, or me in He comes to me with his troubles. a word in that case.
Also called object glass, object lens, objective lens. Optics. (in a telescope, microscope, camera, or other optical system) the lens or combination of lenses that first receives the rays from the object and forms the image in the focal plane of the eyepiece, as in a microscope, or on a plate or screen, as in a camera.
the object of one's endeavours; goal; aim
Also called: objective point military a place or position towards which forces are directed
an actual phenomenon; reality
grammar the objective case a word or speech element in the objective case
Also called: object glass optics the lens or combination of lenses nearest to the object in an optical instrument the lens or combination of lenses forming the image in a camera or projector
being the object or goal of one's efforts or actions.
not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased:
intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings, as a person or a book.
being the object of perception or thought; belonging to the object of thought rather than to the thinking subject (opposed to subjective).
of or relating to something that can be known, or to something that is an object or a part of an object; existing independent of thought or an observer as part of reality.
Grammar. pertaining to the use of a form as the object of a transitive verb or of a preposition. (in English and some other languages) noting the objective case. similar to such a case in meaning. (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role of a noun phrase that denotes something undergoing a change of state or bearing a neutral relation to the verb, as the rock in The rock moved or in The child threw the rock.
being part of or pertaining to an object to be drawn:
Medicine/Medical. (of a symptom) discernible to others as well as the patient.
existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptionsare there objective moral values?
undistorted by emotion or personal bias
of or relating to actual and external phenomena as opposed to thoughts, feelings, etc
med (of disease symptoms) perceptible to persons other than the individual affected
grammar denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb or preposition and for various other purposes. In English the objective case of pronouns is also used in many elliptical constructions (as in Poor me! Who, him?), as the subject of a gerund (as in It was me helping him), informally as a predicate complement (as in It's me), and in nonstandard use as part of a compound subject (as in John, Larry, and me went fishing)See also accusative
of, or relating to a goal or aim
The lens or lenses in the lower end of a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object being examined and forms its image.
Based on observable phenomena; presented factually.
Indicating a symptom or condition perceived as a sign of disease by someone other than the person affected.
In a way that is not influenced by personal feelings or opinions.
: in an objective rather than subjective or biased way : with a basis in observable facts rather than feelings or opinions The author does not attempt to seek scapegoats but rather artfully and objectively articulates one of the ills in America's cities and communities, an ill which has inevitably resulted in the racial polarization of our country.— Lois Mark Stalvey They are tasked with the responsibility to vet all alternatives and objectively present their findings to the public.— Robert F. Walsh Justice Antonin Scalia explained in his opinion for a unanimous Court that past cases never held that an officer's motive invalidates objectively justifiable conduct under the Fourth Amendment.— Tracey Maclin Any good politician learns not to go around predicting outcomes that are objectively unlikely …— Nicholas Lemann
Example sentences for Objectively
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.
This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.
And never have I met a group of people as doggedly convinced that their opinion is “objectively” correct as gamers.
Levine has done a remarkably good job of making us forget that he is, objectively, a physically sexy man.
But in federal court, if you pursue an “objectively baseless” claim, you can be sanctioned by the court (PDF) under Rule 11.
All the subjective theories fail, because the moral quality is objectively real to the percipient conscience.
They present us human motives in the only form in which we can know them objectively, namely, as behavior.
Senator Crane deliberately stilled his rage and objectively considered what he should do about it.
The evidence of design in nature can be represented either subjectively or objectively.
His speech was apparently dispassionate, and his arguments were set forth clearly and objectively.