ob·​jec·​tiv·​ism | \ əb-ˈjek-ti-ˌvi-zəm How to pronounce objectivism (audio) , äb- \

Definition of objectivism

1 : any of various theories asserting the validity of objective phenomena over subjective experience especially : realism sense 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

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Other Words from objectivism

objectivist \ əb-​ˈjek-​ti-​vist How to pronounce objectivism (audio) , äb-​ \ adjective or noun
objectivistic \ əb-​ˌjek-​ti-​ˈvi-​stik How to pronounce objectivism (audio) , äb-​ \ adjective

Examples of objectivism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no room in the supposedly fiercely logical schema of objectivism for bad feelings. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, "The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes," 14 Aug. 2019 For Ditko, who came under the influence of Ayn Rand’s objectivism in the early 1960s, his situation was an intolerable exploitation of creativity. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is dead.," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of objectivism

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for objectivism

objective entry 1 + -ism

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“Objectivism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectivism. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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