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objective

1 noun
     
Related topics: Military
ob‧jec‧tive1 W3 [countable]
1 something that you are trying hard to achieve, especially in business or politics [= goal]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
achieve/meet an objective accomplish an objective (=achieve an objective) have an objective set an objective (=decide what your objective is) main/primary/principal objective clear/specific objective career objectives business objectives
He vowed to achieve certain objectives before the end of his presidency.
the best way to accomplish your objectives
The degree program has two main objectives.
Managers should set specific performance objectives for their teams.
The main objective was to improve children's knowledge of geography.
A clear objective was set and adhered to.
One of your first business objectives should be to get your own office.
2PM a place that you are trying to reach, especially in a military attack:
The 4th Division's objective was a town twenty miles to the east.

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