- /səbˈdʒɛktɪv / (say suhb'jektiv)
1. existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective): *we must teach them that the past can be known, that even in this subjective world there is such a thing as objective knowledge. –don watson, 1998.
2. relating to or characteristic of an individual thinking subject; personal; individual: subjective poetry.
4. relating to or of the nature of a subject 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 distinct from general or universal experience.
6. relating to the subject or substance in which attributes inhere; essential.
7. Linguistics denoting the case of a word which serves as the subject of a finite verb.
a. of or relating to thought, as opposed to an object of thought.
b. denoting of a philosophy that regards thought as real and substantial.
9. Obsolete relating to or befitting someone who is subject to dominion, rule, or control.
–subjectivity /sʌbdʒɛkˈtɪvəti/ (say subjek'tivuhtee), subjectiveness, noun
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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