Definition of subjective in English:

subjective

Syllabification: sub·jec·tive
Pronunciation: /səbˈjektiv
 
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adjective

1Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions: his views are highly subjective there is always the danger of making a subjective judgment Contrasted with objective.
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  • Even the Cabinet Office's own research shows that this is discriminatory, because it is based on subjective judgements carried out by managers.
  • Best is a subjective judgement, my taste against yours.
  • Where this minimum lies, however, is based on management's subjective judgment.
Synonyms
personal, individual, emotional, instinctive, intuitive
1.1Dependent on the mind or on an individual’s perception for its existence.
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  • Things are even more difficult when probabilities are subjective and individual beliefs may differ.
  • Consciousness is commensurate with being; all existence has a subjective aspect.
  • How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the subjective life the conscious mind?
2 Grammar Of, relating to, or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns used for the subject of a sentence.
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  • The genitive would function syntactically as subjective genitive with the transactional term o-pa.

noun

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The subjective case.

Origin

late Middle English (originally in the sense 'characteristic of a political subject, submissive'): from Latin subjectivus, from subject- 'brought under' (see subject).

Derivatives

subjectively

adverb
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  • Everyone writes subjectively, unless they're blogging mathematics - and there are no mathematics blogs I know of!
  • Both of India and Pakistan, the litany of accusations stretching over 50 years could be subjectively elaborated.
  • One of the things that keeps coming through with respect to the culture is that they do not engage subjectively.

subjectiveness

noun
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  • The subjectiveness of the thinking, as of the satisfaction, is obviously deliberate.
  • They spend a lot of time trying to correlate it to real-world safety; but we are a little concerned with the subjectiveness of that evaluation procedure.
  • Hamsun has often been described as the father of the modern school of literature in every respect - ‘his subjectiveness, his fragmentariness, his use of flashback, his lyricism.’

subjectivity

Pronunciation: /ˌsəbjekˈtivitē/
noun
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  • From the very start, this book contained political subjectivity to justify the regime that was in power at the time.
  • These primal moments address our subjectivity and its connection with the social world.
  • Musical rendering is necessary to articulate the excesses of their subjectivity.

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