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Difference Between Aims and Objectives

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whats the Difference Between Aims and Objectives?

I am doing a Computer Science project and I cant see the difference...

Give examples please
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Aim: To direct toward or intend for a particular goal
Objective: Something worked toward or striven for; a goal

They look pretty much the same to me.

If I had to differentiate, I would say an aim is broader and an objective is more specific; for example

The aim of the course is to teach how to programm c++
The objective of the lesson is use the for loop to sum an array

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An aim is like a heuristic.  "Make this program run as fast as possible"
An objective is a goal.  "Make this program run in less than 3.2 seconds"
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