aim, object, objective, target (noun)
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass (adj)
the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
objective, nonsubjective (adj)
undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
"an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"
objective, accusative (adj)
serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
"objective case"; "accusative endings"
objective, documentary (adj)
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
"objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"
A material object that physically exists.
A goal that is striven for.
The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality
agreed upon by all parties present (or nearly all); based on consensually observed facts
not influenced by irrational emotions or prejudices
of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb
In an optical instrument, the objective is the optical element that gathers light from the object being observed and focuses the light rays to produce a real image. Objectives can be single lenses or mirrors, or combinations of several optical elements. They are used in microscopes, telescopes, cameras, slide projectors, CD players and many other optical instruments. Objectives are also called object lenses, object glasses, or objective glasses.