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subjectivity

[suhb-jek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌsʌb dʒɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/
noun, plural subjectivities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being subjective; subjectiveness.
2.
a subjective thought or idea.
3.
intentness on internal thoughts.
4.
internal reality.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; subjective + -ity; as a philosophical term < French subjectivité
Related forms
nonsubjectivity, noun
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Examples for subjectivity
  • Listening to music has historically made people feel free and let us revel in our subjectivity.
  • It's also questionable whether comparability will be increased given the level of subjectivity involved.
  • And what's appealing is a matter of considerable subjectivity.
  • Too much subjectivity does nothing for the value of a potentially valuable discussion.
  • But, as with beauty, measuring power is a minefield of subjectivity.
  • He has said that he likes the debate that follows matches, believing that uncertainty and subjectivity boost the sport.
  • It is that subjectivity that makes the unemployment rate such a flawed statistic.
  • There is much subjectivity in how the condition of a car is evaluated.
  • Critical awareness of photojournalism's subjectivity will spread far and wide.
  • What is maddening is the subjectivity of the process.
Word Origin and History for subjectivity
n.

1812, from subjective + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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