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1. having authentic presence in reality, based upon viewable phenomena. 2. adjective. unbiased or not influenced by private emotions, perceptions, or biases. 3. noun. something which is to be attained or worked toward. 4. noun. with regard to language, reference: accusative. 5. noun. the lens or lens system within an optical tool, like a microscope. Commonly referred to as item glass- lens- item lens.

OBJECTIVE: "I find it is helpful throughout life to always have set objectives lying ahead for which one is motivated to pursue."

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