subjective

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səbˈdʒɛktɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/səbˈdʒɛktɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(səb jektiv)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•jec•tive /səbˈdʒɛktɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Psychologyexisting in the mind and not necessarily in reality:a subjective impression that the building was leaning to the right.
  2. relating to or characteristic of an individual; personal:Such decisions about one's job satisfaction are almost always, by definition, subjective evaluations.
  3. placing too much emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, etc.:You're too subjective when it comes to judging her work.
sub•jec•tive•ly, adv.: You're viewing all this too subjectively.
sub•jec•tiv•i•ty n./ˌsʌbdʒɛkˈtɪvɪti/USA pronunciation   [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•jec•tive  (səb jektiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Psychologyexisting in the mind;
    belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective).
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of an individual;
    personal;
    individual:a subjective evaluation.
  3. placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.;
    unduly egocentric.
  4. Philosophyrelating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.
  5. relating to properties or specific conditions of the mind as distinguished from general or universal experience.
  6. pertaining to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere;
    essential.
  7. Grammar
    • 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. Cf.  nominative. 
  8. [Obs.]characteristic of a political subject;
    submissive.
sub•jective•ly, adv. 
sub•jective•ness, n. 
  • Latin subjectīvus; see subject, -ive
  • late Middle English: pertaining to a subject of a ruler 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged mental.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged substantial, inherent.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
subjective /səbˈdʒɛktɪv/ adj
  1. belonging to, proceeding from, or relating to the mind of the thinking subject and not the nature of the object being considered
  2. of, relating to, or emanating from a person's emotions, prejudices, etc
  3. relating to the inherent nature of a person or thing; essential
  4. existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
  5. (of a symptom, condition, etc) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
  6. 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
n
  1. the subjective case
  2. a subjective word or speech element

Compare objective
subˈjectively adv ˌsubjecˈtivity, subˈjectiveness n
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