Definitions for subjectivesəbˈdʒɛk tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought
Ref: (opposed to objective 7 2 ).
pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal:
a subjective evaluation.
placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.
Philos. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.
relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience.
pertaining to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere; essential.
of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates the subject of a finite verb; nominative of or pertaining to the subject of a sentence.
Ref: (contrasted with objective 9 1 ).
Obs. characteristic of a political subject; submissive.
Origin of subjective:
1400–50; < L subjectīvus
taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
"a subjective judgment"
of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
"a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very subjective view of the situation; The results can only be evaluated subjectively.
Pertaining to subjects as opposed to objects (A subject is one who perceives or is aware; an object is the thing perceived or the thing that the subject is aware of.)
Formed, as in opinions, based upon a person's feelings or intuition, not upon observation or reasoning; coming more from within the observer than from observations of the external environment.
Resulting from or pertaining to personal mindsets or experience, arising from perceptive mental conditions within the brain and not necessarily from external stimuli.
Lacking in reality or substance.
As used by Carl Jung the innate worldview orientation of the introverted personality types.
Experienced by a person mentally and not directly verifiable by others
of or pertaining to a subject
especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states
modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer
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Translations for subjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a person's attitude etc) arising from, or influenced by, his own thoughts and feelings only; not objective or impartial
You must try not to be too subjective if you are on a jury in a court of law.
- subjetivoPortuguese (BR)
- काल्पनिक, अवास्तविक, आत्मगत, आत्मपरक, आत्मनिष्ठ, व्यक्तिनिष्ठ, स्वानुभूतिमूलक, व्यक्ति सापेक्ष, कर्तृपदीयHindi
- subjektivan, osobanCroatian
- huglægur; hlutdrægurIcelandic
- subiectiv; imparţialRomanian
- osobný, subjektívnySlovak
- öznel, sübjektifTurkish
- 主觀的Chinese (Trad.)
- نفسی، داخلیUrdu
- chủ quan, thuộc chủ ngữVietnamese
- 主观的Chinese (Simp.)
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