Objectivity
Objectivity Ob`jec*tiv"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. objectivit['e].] The state, quality, or relation of being objective; character of the object or of the objective. [1913 Webster]

The calm, the cheerfulness, the disinterested objectivity have disappeared [in the life of the Greeks]. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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