Pronunciation: (ub-jek'tu-viz"um), [key]
1. a tendency to lay stress on the objective or external elements of cognition.
2. the tendency, as of a writer, to deal with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings.
3. a doctrine characterized by this tendency.
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