from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world: a subjective decision.
- adj. Particular to a given person; personal: subjective experience.
- adj. Moodily introspective.
- adj. Existing only in the mind; illusory.
- adj. Psychology Existing only within the experiencer's mind.
- adj. Medicine Of, relating to, or designating a symptom or condition perceived by the patient and not by the examiner.
- adj. Expressing or bringing into prominence the individuality of the artist or author.
- adj. Grammar Relating to or being the nominative case.
- adj. Relating to the real nature of something; essential.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to subjects as opposed to objects (A subject is one who perceives or is aware; an object is the thing perceived or the thing that the subject is aware of.)
- adj. Formed, as in opinions, based upon a person's feelings or intuition, not upon observation or reasoning; coming more from within the observer than from observations of the external environment.
- adj. Resulting from or pertaining to personal mindsets or experience, arising from perceptive mental conditions within the brain and not necessarily from external stimuli.
- adj. Lacking in reality or substance.
- adj. As used by Carl Jung the innate worldview orientation of the introverted personality types.
- adj. Experienced by a person mentally and not directly verifiable by others
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a subject.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or of the nature of a subject, as opposed to an object.
- In literature and art, noting a production characterized by the prominence given to the individuality of the author or artist: as, the subjective school of painting; also, relating to such individuality. The writings of Shelley and Byron are essentially subjective, while the novels of Scott are objective.
- Relating to a subject in a political sense; submissive; obedient.
- In grammar: In Eskimo, noting the case expressing the subject of a transitive verb and the owner of an object. Also called transitive.
- In other American languages, noting the case expressing the subject of a transitive or intransitive verb: used in languages in which these two forms are identical. Also called agentialis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
- adj. taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
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