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[suhb-jek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌsʌb dʒɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/
noun, plural subjectivities for 2.
the state or quality of being subjective; subjectiveness.
a subjective thought or idea.
intentness on internal thoughts.
internal reality.
Origin of subjectivity
1805-15; subjective + -ity; as a philosophical term < French subjectivité
Related forms
nonsubjectivity, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Could we transcend this subjectivity, isolated objects would cease to exist.

  • No one saw that this objective was really a subjective, and involved the subjectivity of all knowledge.

    Timaeus Plato
  • The 'subjectivity' opposed to this, in Schopenhauer's phraseology, is preoccupation with the interests of one's own will.

    Schopenhauer Thomas Whittaker
  • This was better than deciding between objectivity and subjectivity.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • "subjectivity" means that the work of art appeals to our ordinary feelings, experiences, etc.

Word Origin and History for subjectivity

1812, from subjective + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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