1 Applied to a material object or phenomenon, which exists independently of perception.
2 Applied to studies and opinions, which are free from distorting, subjective, personal, or emotional bias. See also objectivity.
3 In medicine, applied to symptoms of a disease which can be perceived by persons other than the sufferer.
4 The object of one's efforts; sometimes used synonymously with goal.
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