Let's Compare Objective and Subjective


Objective may refer to:

objective adj 1: undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence" [syn: {nonsubjective}] [ant: {subjective}] 2: serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings" [syn: {accusative}] 3: emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings or interpretation; "objective art" 4: belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "concrete benefits"; "a concrete example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind" n 1: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children" [syn: {aim}, {object}, {target}] 2: the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed [syn: {object glass}]

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "objective": achromatic lens, affectless, aim, ambition, anesthetized, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, arctic, aspiration, astigmatic lens, autistic, bauble, bibelot, blunt, burning glass, butt, by-end, by-purpose, camera, catatonic, chill, chilly, choice, coated lens, cold, cold as charity, cold-blooded, coldhearted, command, conation, conatus, concave lens, concavo-convex lens, condenser, convex lens, cool, corporeal, curio, decision, design, desire, destination, detached, determination, discretion, disinterested, dispassionate, disposition, drugged, dull, duty, emotionally dead, emotionless, end, end in view, equitable, evenhanded, external, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic, eyeglass, eyepiece, fair, fancy, final cause, foreign, free choice, free will, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen, function, game, gewgaw, gimcrack, glass, goal, gross, hand lens, heartless, hope, icy, immovable, impartial, impassible, impassive, impersonal, inclination, indifferent, inexcitable, insusceptible, intent, intention, judicious, just, lens, liking, lust, magnifier, magnifying glass, mark, material, meniscus, mind, neutral, nonemotional, nonsubjective, novelty, object, object glass, object in mind, objective prism, obtuse, ocular, open-handed, open-minded, out of touch, outer, outlying, outside, outward, passion, passionless, phenomenal, physical, pleasure, prey, prism, purpose, pursuit, quarry, quintain, reader, reading glass, reason for being, resolution, self-absorbed, sensible, sexual desire, soulless, spiritless, substantial, tangible, target, teleology, telephoto lens, toric lens, trinket, ultimate aim, unaffectionate, unbiased, unbigoted, uncolored, undazzled, unemotional, unfeeling, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unloving, unpassionate, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unresponding, unresponsive, unsusceptible, unswayed, unsympathetic, untouchable, use, varifocal lens, velleity, volition, whatnot, will, will power, wish, zoom lens

Objective \Ob*jec"tive\, n. 1. (Gram.) The objective case. [1913 Webster] 2. An {object glass}; called also {objective lens}. See under {Object}, n. [1913 Webster] 3. Same as {Objective point}, under {Objective}, a. [1913 Webster]

Objective \Ob*jec"tive\ ([o^]b*j[e^]k"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. objectif.] 1. Of or pertaining to an object. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or having the nature or position of, an object; outward; external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever is exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to thoughts of feelings, and opposed to {subjective}. [1913 Webster +PJC] In the Middle Ages, subject meant substance, and has this sense in Descartes and Spinoza: sometimes, also, in Reid. Subjective is used by William of Occam to denote that which exists independent of mind; objective, what is formed by the mind. This shows what is meant by realitas objectiva in Descartes. Kant and Fichte have inverted the meanings. Subject, with them, is the mind which knows; object, that which is known; subjective, the varying conditions of the knowing mind; objective, that which is in the constant nature of the thing known. --Trendelenburg. [1913 Webster] Objective has come to mean that which has independent existence or authority, apart from our experience or thought. Thus, moral law is said to have objective authority, that is, authority belonging to itself, and not drawn from anything in our nature. --Calderwood (Fleming's Vocabulary). [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: Unbiased; unprejudiced; fair; uninfluenced by personal feelings or personal interests; considering only the facts of a situation unrelated to the observer; -- of judgments, opinions, evaluations, conclusions, reasoning processes. [PJC] Objective means that which belongs to, or proceeds from, the object known, and not from the subject knowing, and thus denotes what is real, in opposition to that which is ideal -- what exists in nature, in contrast to what exists merely in the thought of the individual. --Sir. W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Gram.) Pertaining to, or designating, the case which follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See {Accusative}, n. [1913 Webster] Note: The objective case is frequently used without a governing word, esp. in designations of time or space, where a preposition, as at, in, on, etc., may be supplied. [1913 Webster] My troublous dream [on] this night doth make me sad. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To write of victories [in or for] next year. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] {Objective line} (Perspective), a line drawn on the geometrical plane which is represented or sought to be represented. {Objective plane} (Perspective), any plane in the horizontal plane that is represented. {Objective point}, the point or result to which the operations of an army are directed. By extension, the point or purpose to which anything, as a journey or an argument, is directed. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Objective}, {Subjective}. Usage: Objective is applied to things exterior to the mind, and objects of its attention; subjective, to the operations of the mind itself. Hence, an objective motive is some outward thing awakening desire; a subjective motive is some internal feeling or propensity. Objective views are those governed by outward things; subjective views are produced or modified by internal feeling. Sir Walter Scott's poetry is chiefly objective; that of Wordsworth is eminently subjective. [1913 Webster] In the philosophy of mind, subjective denotes what is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego; objective what belongs to the object of thought, the non-ego. --Sir. W. Hamilton [1913 Webster]

Object \Ob"ject\ ([o^]b"j[e^]kt), n. [L. objectus. See {Object}, v. t.] 1. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible and persists for an appreciable time; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which is set, or which may be regarded as set, before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, study, etc. [1913 Webster] Object is a term for that about which the knowing subject is conversant; what the schoolmen have styled the ``materia circa quam.'' --Sir. W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] The object of their bitterest hatred. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. That toward which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; goal; end; aim; motive; final cause. [1913 Webster] Object, beside its proper signification, came to be abusively applied to denote motive, end, final cause . . . . This innovation was probably borrowed from the French. --Sir. W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster] 4. Sight; show; appearance; aspect. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] He, advancing close Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose In glorious object. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 5. (Gram.) A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb. [1913 Webster] 6. (Computers) Any set of data that is or can be manipulated or referenced by a computer program as a single entity; -- the term may be used broadly, to include files, images (such as icons on the screen), or small data structures. More narrowly, anything defined as an object within an object-oriented programming language. [PJC] 7. (Ontology) Anything which exists and which has attributes; distinguished from {attributes}, {processes}, and {relations}. [PJC] {Object glass}, the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc., which is toward the object. Its function is to form an image of the object, which is then viewed by the eyepiece. Called also {objective} or {objective lens}. See Illust. of {Microscope}. {Object lesson}, a lesson in which object teaching is made use of. {Object staff}. (Leveling) Same as {Leveling staff}. {Object teaching}, a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; -- used especially in the kindergarten, for young children. [1913 Webster]


Subjective may refer to:

subjective adj 1: taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment" [ant: {objective}] 2: of a mental act performed entirely within the mind; "a cognition is an immanent act of mind" [syn: {immanent}] [ant: {transeunt}]

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Subjective \Sub*jec"tive\, a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F. subjectif.] 1. Of or pertaining to a subject. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states. [1913 Webster] Note: In the philosophy of the mind, subjective denotes what is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego; objective, what belongs to the object of thought, the non-ego. See {Objective}, a., 2. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Lit. & Art) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Objective}. [1913 Webster] {Subjective sensation} (Physiol.), one of the sensations occurring when stimuli due to internal causes excite the nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person imagines he sees figures which have no objective reality. [1913 Webster] -- {Sub*jec"tive*ly}, adv. -- {Sub*jec"tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • objective: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • objective: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • objective: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • objective: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • objective: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • subjective: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • subjective: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • subjective: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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