Objective Ob*jec"tive, n. 1. (Gram.) The objective case. [1913 Webster]

2. An {object glass}; called also {objective lens}. See under {Object}, n. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {Objective point}, under {Objective}, a. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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