US: /əbˈdʒɛktɪv/
UK: /ɒbd‍ʒˈɛktɪv/

English Vietnamese dictionary

objective /ɔb'dʤektiv/
  • tính từ
    • khách quan
      • objective opinion: ý kiến khách quan
      • objective existence: sự tồn tại khách quan
    • (thuộc) mục tiêu
      • objective point: (quân sự) điểm mục tiêu, điểm tiến quân
    • (ngôn ngữ học) (thuộc) cách mục tiêu
    • danh từ
      • mục tiêu, mục đích
      • (ngôn ngữ học) cách mục đích

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, adjective
    + noun
    1 something that you are trying to achieve: the main / primary / principal objective + to meet / achieve your objectives + You must set realistic aims and objectives for yourself. + The main objective of this meeting is to give more information on our plans.
    2 (also objective lens) (technical) the LENS in a TELESCOPE or MICROSCOPE that is nearest to the object being looked at
    + adjective
    1 not influenced by personal feelings or opinions; considering only facts: an objective analysis / assessment / report + objective criteria + I find it difficult to be objective where he's concerned. + These figures give a reliable and objective indicator of changing trends in people's lifestyles.
    2 (philosophy) existing outside the mind; based on facts that can be proved: objective reality
    Antonym: SUBJECTIVE
    objectively adverb: Looked at objectively, the situation is not too bad. + Can these effects be objectively measured? + I was too upset to see things objectively.
    objectivity noun [U]: There was a lack of objectivity in the way the candidates were judged. + scientific objectivity

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 fair, impartial, just, judicious, equitable, neutral, disinterested, dispassionate, open-handed, open-minded, detached, unbiased, unprejudiced, unbigoted, even-handed, uncoloured, unjaundiced:
    How can you be objective about the guilt or innocence of your own child?
    2 target, goal, object, aim, purpose, end (in view), intent, intention, design, aspiration, ambition, hope:
    If we capture the flag, we shall have gained our objective. My objective is to win the pentathlon.

    Collocation dictionary


    key, main, major, primary, prime, principal | broad, overall, overriding, ultimate | limited, narrow | long-term, short-term | clear, specific | stated
    The legislation has failed to achieve its stated objectives.
    | common
    The two groups are pursuing a common objective.
    | economic, educational, environmental, military, political, strategic | business, policy


    accomplish, achieve, attain, fulfil, meet, reach, succeed in
    The department needs more money to fulfil its objectives.
    | fail in | agree, define, establish, formulate, identify, set, specify
    We need to establish a clear objective.
    | declare, state | clarify | promote, pursue


    in an/the ~
    The party is radical in its objectives.
    | ~ of
    We succeeded in our prime objective of cutting costs.


    be, seem | remain


    truly, very | completely, purely, totally, wholly
    It is impossible to be completely objective.
    | fairly, quite, reasonably | apparently | supposedly

    Concise English dictionary

    +the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    +the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    +undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
    +serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
    +emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
    +belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events