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ob·jec·tive

objective

 
 
pronunciation:
b jek tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a goal or purpose that a person works to achieve; aim.
My objective is to become a teacher.
 
synonyms:
aim, goal, intent, purpose, target
similar words:
ambition, aspiration, design, destination, end, idea, mark, mission, object, plan, point
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions.
The teacher thought about her student's problem in an objective way.
synonyms:
fair, impartial
similar words:
disinterested, impersonal, just, neutral, open-minded
derivations: objectively (adv.), objectiveness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word objective contains the following parts:
ject, jet, jac Latin root that means throw; lie
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive, effusion).