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existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective).
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.

pertaining to or constituting the subject of a sentence.
(in English and certain other languages) noting a case specialized for that use, as He in He hit the ball.
similar to such a case in meaning.
Compare nominative.

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)

the subjective case
a subjective word or speech element

subjective sub·jec·tive (səb-jěk’tĭv)

Of, relating to, or designating a symptom or condition perceived by the patient and not by the examiner.

Existing only in the mind; illusory.

sub·jec’tive·ly adv.


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