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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Let  our  object  be  our  country,  our  whole  country,  and 
  nothing  but  our  country.  --D.  Webster. 
  4.  Sight;  show  appearance;  aspect.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  He  advancing  close  Up  to  the  lake,  past  all  the 
  rest,  arose  In  glorious  object.  --Chapman. 
  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 
  {Object  glass},  the  lens,  or  system  of  lenses,  placed  at  the 
  end  of  a  telescope,  microscope,  etc.,  which  is  toward  the 
  object.  Its  office  is  to  form  an  image  of  the  object, 
  which  is  then  viewed  by  the  eyepiece.  Called  also 
  {objective}.  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Objective  \Ob*jec"tive\,  a.  [Cf.F.  objectif.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  object. 
  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  ir 
  exterior  to  the  mind,  or  which  is  simply  an  object  of 
  thought  or  feeling,  and  opposed  to  {subjective}. 
  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. 
  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. 
  Objective  has  come  to  mean  that  which  has 
  independent  exostence  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 
  3.  (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. 
  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 
  My  troublous  dream  [on]  this  night  make  me  sad. 
  To  write  of  victories  [in  or  for]  next  year. 
  {Objective  line}  (Perspective),  a  line  drawn  on  the 
  geometrical  plane  which  is  represented  or  sought  to  be 
  {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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Objective  \Ob*jec"tive\,  n. 
  1.  (Gram.)  The  objective  case. 
  2.  An  object  glass.  See  under  {Object},  n. 
  3.  Same  as  {Objective  point},  under  {Objective},  a. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  undistorted  by  emotion  or  personal  bias;  based  on  observable 
  phenomena;  "an  objective  appraisal";  "objective 
  evidence"  [syn:  {nonsubjective}]  [ant:  {subjective}] 
  2:  (grammar)  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}] 

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