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Meaning of SUBJECTIVE

Pronunciation:  sub'jektiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (philosophy) of a mental act; occurring entirely within the mind
  2. [adj]  taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment"
 

SUBJECTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: immanent, personal, prejudiced, unobjective, unverifiable
 
 Antonyms: nonsubjective, objective, transeunt, transient
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*jec"tive\, a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F.
subjectif.]
1. Of or pertaining to a subject.

2. 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.

Note: In the philosophy of the mind, subjective denotes what
      is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego;
      objective, what belongs to the object of thought, the
      non-ego. See {Objective}, a., 2. --Sir W. Hamilton.

3. (Lit. & Art) Modified by, or making prominent, the
   individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective
   drama or painting; a subjective writer.

Syn: See {Objective}.

{Subjective sensation} (Physiol.), one of the sensations
   occurring when stimuli due to internal causes excite the
   nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person
   imagines he sees figures which have no objective reality.
   -- {Sub*jec"tive*ly}, adv. -- {Sub*jec"tive*ness}, n.

 

 

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