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{adj: ambiguous} having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns
"an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"
"ambiguous inkblots"

{adj: declared} made known or openly avowed
"their declared and their covert objectives"
"a declared liberal"
<-> undeclared

{adj: objective, accusative} serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
"objective case"
"accusative endings"

{adj: objective, documentary} emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
"objective art"

{adj: objective, nonsubjective} undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
"an objective appraisal"
"objective evidence"
<-> subjective

{adj: objective} belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
"objective benefits"
"an objective example"
"there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

{adj: sacrificeable} may be deliberately sacrificed to achieve an objective

{adj: single, undivided, exclusive} not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
"judging a contest with a single eye"
"a single devotion to duty"
"undivided affection"
"gained their exclusive attention"

{adj: subjective} taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
"a subjective judgment"
<-> objective

{adj: unfocused, unfocussed} not concentrated at one point or upon one objective
"diversity...in our huge unfocused country"- Owen Wister

{adj: uninvolved} not involved
"being uninvolved he remained objective"
<-> involved

{adj: unobjective, unverifiable} (of e.g. evidence) not objective or easily verified

{adv: inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needs} in such a manner as could not be otherwise
"it is necessarily so"
"we must needs by objective"

{n: accusative, accusative case, objective case} the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb

{n: aim, object, objective, target} the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

{n: arrival, reaching} accomplishment of an objective

{n: barrier, roadblock} any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
"intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

{n: bias, prejudice, preconception} a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

{n: business} an immediate objective
"gossip was the main business of the evening"

{n: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism} transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

{n: compound microscope} light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece

{n: corpus delicti} the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)

{n: deep supporting fire} fire on objectives not in the immediate vicinity your forces but with the objective of destroying enemy reserves and weapons and interfering with the enemy command and supply and communications

{n: ecoterrorism, ecological terrorism, eco-warfare, ecological warfare} violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists

{n: electromagnetic intrusion} the deliberate insertion of electromagnetic energy into transmission paths with the objective of confusing or deceiving operators

{n: expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition} a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

{n: game plan} (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs
"newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"

{n: game plan} (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport

{n: homing device} the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective

{n: indicative mood, indicative, declarative mood, declarative, common mood, fact mood} a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

{n: information warfare, IW} the use of information or information technology during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries
"not everyone agrees that information warfare is limited to the realm of traditional warfare"

{n: limited war} a war whose objective is less than the unconditional defeat of the enemy

{n: objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass} the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

{n: phenomenology} a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

{n: picture plane} the plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work

{n: playing field} the circumstances under which competition occurs
"the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"

{n: power politics, gunboat diplomacy} diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives

{n: sacrifice} personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

{n: sign} (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
"there were no signs of asphyxiation"

{n: singleness} the quality of concentrating on one central objective
"his singleness of purpose"

{n: strike} an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

{n: suppressive fire} fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives

{n: system} a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
"they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"

{n: tactics} the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

{n: task force} a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective

{n: thing} a special objective
"the thing is to stay in bounds"

{v: editorialize, editorialise} insert personal opinions into an objective statement

{v: exteriorize, exteriorise, externalize, externalise, objectify} make external or objective, or give reality to
"language externalizes our thoughts"

{v: project, externalize, externalise} regard as objective

{v: shoot} throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"shoot craps"
"shoot a golf ball"


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