[suh b-jek-tiv] /səbˈdʒɛk tɪv/
existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to ).
pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual:
a subjective evaluation.
placing excessive emphasis on one’s own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric.
Philosophy. 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.
Obsolete. characteristic of a political subject; submissive.
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 emanating from a person’s emotions, prejudices, etc: subjective views
relating to the inherent nature of a person or thing; essential
existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
(med) (of a symptom, condition, etc) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
(grammar) denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp in languages having only two cases, that identifies the subject of a finite verb and (in formal use in English) is selected for predicate complements, as in It is I See also nominative (sense 1)
mid-15c., “pertaining to a political subject” (now obsolete), from Late Latin subjectivus, from subjectus (see subject (n.)). Meaning “existing in the mind” (mind=”the thinking subject”) is from 1707; thus, “personal idiosyncratic” (1767). Related: Subjectively.
subjective sub·jec·tive (səb-jěk’tĭv)
[suh b-mis-iv] /səbˈmɪs ɪv/ adjective 1. inclined or ready to or yield to the authority of another; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants. 2. marked by or indicating or an instance of yielding to the authority of another: a submissive reply. /səbˈmɪsɪv/ adjective 1. of, tending towards, or indicating submission, humility, or servility adj. 1580s, […]
[suh-bawr-dn-ey-shuh n] /səˌbɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of placing in a lower rank or position: The refusal to allow women to be educated was part of society’s subordination of women to men. 2. the act , or of making dependent, secondary, or subservient. 3. the condition of being , or made dependent, secondary, […]
[suh b-sid-ee-er-ee] /səbˈsɪd iˌɛr i/ adjective 1. serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary. 2. subordinate or secondary: subsidiary issues. 3. of or relating to a subsidiary. noun, plural subsidiaries. 4. a subsidiary thing or person. 5. . 6. Music. a subordinate theme or subject. /səbˈsɪdɪərɪ/ adjective 1. serving to aid or supplement; auxiliary 2. […]
[suhb-stuh n-tiv] /ˈsʌb stən tɪv/ noun, Grammar. 1. a noun. 2. a pronoun or other word or phrase functioning or inflected like a noun. adjective 3. Grammar. 4. having independent existence; independent. 5. belonging to the real nature or essential part of a thing; essential. 6. real or actual. 7. of considerable amount or quantity. […]