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objective lens

Definition:

the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

objective lenses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

originally in the philosophical sense of "considered in relation to its object"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Random House Dictionary:

objective | objective case [synonym, sense-specific] | object glass [synonym, sense-specific] | object lens [synonym, sense-specific] | objective lens [synonym, sense-specific]

something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target. | [grammar] ; (in English and some other ... (22 of 368 words, 11 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/objective

American Heritage Dictionary:

objective | object glass [sense-specific] | objective lens [sense-specific] | object lens [sense-specific] | objectively [adverb, related] | objectiveness [noun, related]

Of or having to do with a material object. | Having actual existence or reality. | Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices ; See Synonyms at ... (24 of 157 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

objective | objective lens | the objective | object glass [outdated] | subjective [near antonym, sense-specific] | actual [synonym, sense-specific] | objectively [derived] | objectiveness [derived] | objectivization [derived] | ...

(of a person or their judgement) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts | not dependent on the mind for ... (24 of 157 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/objective

Collins Dictionary:

objective | objective point [synonym, sense-specific] | object glass [synonym, sense-specific] | goal [synonym, sense-specific] | reality [synonym, sense-specific] | aim [synonym, sense-specific]

existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptions | undistorted by emotion or personal bias | of or relating to actual and external ... (21 of 668 words, 13 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/objective

New World Dictionary:

objective | object glass | objectively [adverb, related] | objectiveness [noun, related]

of or having to do with a known or perceived object as distinguished from something existing only in the mind of the subject, or person thinking | ... (26 of 190 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

objective [entry 1, adjective] | existential [synonym, sense-specific] | experiential [synonym, sense-specific] | experimental [synonym, sense-specific] | empirical [synonym, sense-specific] | observational [synonym, sense-specific] | nonempirical [antonym, sense-specific] | theoretical [antonym, sense-specific] | unempirical [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

relating to or existing as an object of thought without consideration of ... | relating to, characteristic of, or constituting the case of words that ... (24 of 446 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/objective

objective [entry 2, noun] | aim [synonym, sense-specific] | ambition [synonym, sense-specific] | aspiration [synonym, sense-specific] | bourne [synonym, sense-specific] | design [synonym, sense-specific] | dream [synonym, sense-specific] | end [synonym, sense-specific] | idea [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a lens or system of lenses that forms an image of an object | something toward which effort is directed; an aim, goal, or end of action ; a strategic ... (29 of 253 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/objective show=1

Wiktionary:

objective | objectives [plural] | goal [synonym, sense-specific] | subjective [antonym, sense-specific]

Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality. | Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices. | Based on observed facts. | [grammar] Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb. | A material object that... (42 of 117 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/objective

Wikipedia:

Objective [disambiguation]

may refer to: Objectivity (philosophy) (contrasted with subjectivity) | Objective (goal) | Objective pronoun, a pronoun as the target of a verb | Objective (optics), an element in a camera or microscope | Objective Productions, a British television ... (34 of 93 words, 8 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

objective [adjective]

based only on facts and not influenced by personal feelings or beliefs | real and not existing only in someone's mind | [linguistics] relating to the ... (24 of 89 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/objective 9

objective [countable] | objectives [plural]

something that you plan to achieve, especially in business or work (11 of 86 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/objective

Cambridge Dictionary:

objective [entry 1]

something which you plan to do or achieve (8 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/objective 1

objective [entry 2] | objectively [adverb, derived] | objectivity [noun, derived]

based on real facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings Opposite: subjective (14 of 55 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/objective 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lens [optics]

in optics, piece of glass or other transparent substance that is used to form an image of an object by focusing rays of light from the object. A lens ... (29 of 842 words, 9 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/336057​/lens

lens [eye]

in anatomy, a nearly transparent biconvex structure suspended behind the iris of the eye, the sole function of which is to focus light rays onto the ... (26 of 165 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/336040​/lens

Columbia Encyclopedia:

lens

device for forming an image of an object by the refraction of light. In its simplest form it's a disk of transparent substance, commonly glass, with ... (26 of 73 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

objective | objectives [plural] | object glass [optics, sense-specific, noun] | object glasses [optics, sense-specific, noun, plural] | objective lens [optics, sense-specific, noun] | objective lenses [optics, sense-specific, noun, plural] | object lens [optics, sense-specific, noun] | object lenses [optics, sense-specific, noun, plural] | objectiveness [noun, derived]

free of any bias or prejudice caused by personal feelings | based on facts rather than thoughts or opinions | describes disease symptoms that can be ... (24 of 161 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684268​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

objective

First use: 1610s

Origin: originally in the philosophical sense of "considered in relation to its object" (opposite of subjective), formed on pattern of Medieval Latin ... (22 of 79 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=objective

Oxford Dictionary:

objective | objective lens | the objective

First use: early 17th century

Origin: medieval Latin objectivus, from objectum (see "object")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/objective

New World Dictionary:

objective

Origin: Medieval Latin objectivus

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

objective

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "objective"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "objective"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

objective [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "objective"

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objective [countable] | objectives [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "objective"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

objective [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "objective"

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objective [countable, noun] | objectives [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "objective"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

objective [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "objective"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "objective"

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the Free Dictionary:

objective

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "objective"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "objective"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "objective" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

objective | objectives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "objective"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

objective

Audio: North American pronunciation of "objective"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=object​11 word=objective

YourDictionary Audio:

objective

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "objective" by speech synthesizer

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