subjective

[suhb-jek-tiv]
adjective
1.
existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective ).
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual: a subjective evaluation.
3.
placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric.
4.
Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.
5.
relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience.
6.
pertaining to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere; essential.
7.
Grammar.
a.
pertaining to or constituting the subject of a sentence.
b.
(in English and certain other languages) noting a case specialized for that use, as He in He hit the ball.
c.
similar to such a case in meaning. Compare nominative.
8.
Obsolete. characteristic of a political subject; submissive.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: pertaining to a subject of a ruler < Latin subjectīvus; see subject, -ive

subjectively, adverb
subjectiveness, noun
nonsubjective, adjective
nonsubjectively, adverb
nonsubjectiveness, noun
quasi-subjective, adjective
quasi-subjectively, adverb
unsubjective, adjective
unsubjectively, adverb


1. mental. 6. substantial, inherent.
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subjective (səbˈdʒɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  belonging to, proceeding from, or relating to the mind of the thinking subject and not the nature of the object being considered
2.  of, relating to, or emanating from a person's emotions, prejudices, etc: subjective views
3.  relating to the inherent nature of a person or thing; essential
4.  existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
5.  med (of a symptom, condition, etc) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
6.  grammar See also nominative denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that identifies the subject of a finite verb and (in formal use in English) is selected for predicate complements, as in It is I
 
n
7.  grammar
 a.  the subjective case
 b.  a subjective word or speech element
 
sub'jectively
 
adv
 
subjec'tivity
 
n
 
sub'jectiveness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

subjective
mid-15c., "pertaining to a political subject" (now obsolete), from L.L. subjectivus, from subjectus (see subject (n.)). Meaning "existing in the mind" (mind="the thinking subject") is from 1707; thus, "personal idiosyncratic" (1767). Related: Subjectively; subjectivity.
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subjective sub·jec·tive (səb-jěk'tĭv)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or designating a symptom or condition perceived by the patient and not by the examiner.

  2. Existing only in the mind; illusory.


sub·jec'tive·ly adv.
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Example sentences
Her work is almost wholly subjective, the emotional reaction to her own
  experience.
Mental maps are personal and idiosyncratic and are usually a mixture of both
  objective knowledge and subjective perceptions.
How meditation relieves the subjective experience of pain.
Neurology and science in general have totally failed thus far to explain
  consciousness, sentience, and the subjective experience.
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