objectivism

noun ob·jec·tiv·ism \ əb-ˈjek-ti-ˌvi-zəm , äb- \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of objectivism

1 : any of various theories asserting the validity of objective phenomena over subjective experience; especially : realism 2a
2 : an ethical theory that moral good is objectively real or that moral precepts are objectively valid
3 : a 20th century movement in poetry growing out of imagism and putting stress on form

objectivist

play \əb-ˈjek-ti-vist, äb-\ adjective or noun

objectivistic

play \əb-ˌjek-ti-ˈvi-stik, äb-\ adjective

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1854

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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