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subjective

adjective

  1. (subj.)  taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
    Synonyms: subj. [abbreviation]. Similar to: personal, prejudiced, unobjective
  2. (philosophy)  of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
    Synonyms: immanent. Topic: philosophy

Etymology summary

"pertaining to a political subject" (now obsolete), from Late Latin subjectivus,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

subjective | essential [synonym, sense-specific] | subjectively [adverb, derived]

belonging to, proceeding from, or relating to the mind of the thinking subject and not the nature of the object being considered | of, relating to, or ... (26 of 510 words, 8 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

subjective [entry 1, adjective] | illusory [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | phenomenal [synonym, sense-specific] | personal [synonym, sense-specific] | idiomatic [synonym, sense-specific] | individualized [synonym, sense-specific] | particular [synonym, sense-specific] | patented [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or constituting a subject: as ; [obsolete] of, relating ... | of or relating to the essential being of that which has substance, ... (25 of 510 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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subjective [entry 2, noun] | nominative [synonym]

something that is subjective (see "subjective" [entry 1]) ; also, "nominative" (11 of 22 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

subjective

existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to "objective"). | pertaining to or ... (22 of 154 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subjective

Wikipedia:

Subjective [disambiguation]

may refer to: Subjectivity, a subject's personal perspective, feelings, beliefs, desires or discovery, as opposed to those made from an independent, objective, point of view Subjective experience, the subjective quality of conscious experience | ... (33 of 148 words, 7 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

subjective | subjectively [adverb, related] | subjectivity [adverb, related]

of, affected by, or produced by the mind or a particular state of mind; of ... | determined by and emphasizing the ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. of ... (26 of 139 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

subjective | the subjective | objective [near antonym, sense-specific] | subjectively [derived] | subjectiveness [derived] | subjectivity [derived]

based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions | dependent on the mind or on an individual's perception for its existence. | ... (22 of 122 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

subjective | objective [antonym, sense-specific]

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 ... (44 of 120 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

subjective | subjectively [adverb, related] | subjectiveness [noun, related] | subjectivity [noun, related]

Proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world | Particular to a given person; personal | Moodily introspective. | ... (22 of 95 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

subjective | subjectively [adverb, related] | subjectivity [noun, uncountable, related]

based on your own feelings and ideas and not on facts. Something that is ... | [linguistics] relating to the subject of a sentence (23 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

subjective | subjectively [adverb, derived] | subjectivity [noun, derived]

influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts (14 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/subjective

Encarta Dictionary:

subjective | subjectively [adverb, derived] | subjectiveness [noun, derived]

based on somebody's opinions or feelings rather than on facts or evidence | existing only in the mind and not independently of it | describes a ... (24 of 91 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716470​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

subjective

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: "pertaining to a political subject" (now obsolete), from Late Latin subjectivus, from subjectus (see "subject" (Noun)). Meaning ... (19 of 33 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

subjective | the subjective

Origin: late Middle English (originally in the sense 'characteristic of a political subject, submissive'): from Latin subjectivus, from subject- ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

subjective

Origin: Middle English from Late Latin subjectivus, of the subject from subjectus: see "subject"

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Merriam-Webster:

subjective [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English suget, subget, from Anglo-French, from Latin subjectus one under authority and subjectum subject of a ... (19 of 42 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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Cambridge Dictionary:

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the Free Dictionary:

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Google Dictionary:

subjective

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

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