Definition of subjective in English:

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subjective

Pronunciation: /səbˈjektiv/

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.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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 Relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns used for the subject of a sentence.
Example sentences
  • The genitive would function syntactically as subjective genitive with the transactional term o-pa.

noun

(the subjective) Grammar
The subjective case.

Derivatives

subjectiveness

Pronunciation: /səbˈjektivnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.’

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sub·jec·tive

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