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objective
sth that you are trying hard to achieve, especially in business or politics [= goal]
objective
1) based on facts, or making a decision that is based on facts rather than on your feelings or beliefs [≠ subjective] 2) (formal) existing outside the mind as sth real, not only as an idea
objectively
if you consider sth *, you try to think about the facts, and not be influenced by your own feelings or opinions
obtain
(formal) to get sth that you want, especially through your own effort, skill, or work [= get]
obtainable
(formal) able to be obtained
obvious
easy to notice or understand
obviously
used to mean that a fact can easily be noticed or understood
occupancy
(formal) the number of people who stay, work, or live in a room or building at the same time
occupant
someone who lives in a house, room etc
occupation
1) a job or profession 2) when a large group of people enter a place and take control of it, especially by military force
occupational
relating to, or caused by your job
occupier
(especially BE) sb who lives in or uses a particular house, piece of land etc
occupy
1) to live or stay in a place 2) if sth *ies you or your time, you are busy doing it
occur
(formal) to happen
occurrence
sth that happens
odd
different from what is normal or expected, especially in a way that you disapprove of or cannot understand
the odds
how likely it is that sth will or will not happen
offset
if the cost or amount of sth *s another cost or amount, the two things have an opposite effect so that the situation remains the same
ongoing
continuing, or continuing to develop
option
a choice you can make in a particular situation
optional
if sth is optional, you do not have to do it or use it, but you can choose to if you want to [≠ compulsory]
orient yourself
to find exactly where you are by looking around you or using a map
orientate
a British word for orient [≠ disorientate]
orientated
a British word for oriented
orientation
(formal) the type of activity or subject that a person or organization seems most interested in and gives most attention to
oriented
giving a lot of time, effort, or attention to one particular thing
outcome
the final result of a meeting, discussion, war etc - used especially when no one knows what it will be until it actually happens [= result]
output
1) the amount of goods or work produced by a person, machine, factory etc 2) the information produced by a computer [≠ input]
output
if a computer *s information, it produces it
overall
considering or including everything
overall
1) considering or including everything 2) generally
overestimate
to think sth is better, more important etc than it really is
overestimate
a calculation, judgement, or guess that is too large
overlap
1) if two or more things *, part of one thing covers part of another thing 2) if two subjects, ideas etc *, they include some but not all of the same things
overlap
the amount by which two activities, ideas, things etc overlap
overseas
to or in a foreign country that is across the sea
overseas
coming from, existing in, or happening in a foreign country that is across the sea