from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being objective.
  • noun External or material reality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property or state of being objective, in any sense of that word; externality; external reality; universal validity; absorption in external objects. See objective, a.
  • noun In psychology, detachment from oneself; independent existence. See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state, quality, or relation of being objective; character of the object or of the objective.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being objective, just, unbiased and not influenced by emotions or personal prejudices
  • noun The world as it really is; reality
  • noun That which one understands, often, as intellectually, of all and everything, of what is sensed as felt, thereof
  • noun That which is perceived to be true to understanding
  • noun The object of understanding

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices


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  • Objectivity is in the eye of the beholder.

    November 22, 2007

  • … whereas subjectivity is empirical.

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