Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The absence of objective reality: illusiveness; the character of arising within the mind, as, for example, the sensation of a color does.
  • noun The private, arbitrary, and limited element of self; that which is peculiar to an individual mind: as, the subjectivity of Byron or Shelley.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being subjective; character of the subject.

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  • noun singular only The state of being subjective.
  • noun A subjective thought or idea.

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  • noun judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts

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Examples

  • But arguments about music of the sort Kivy advances are intended to be taken literally, since if we settle for the listener's experience of various emotions (or anything else you'd care to call them), an irretrievable element of subjectivity is being granted, the kind of subjectivity that makes "modern" atonal music possible in the first place.

    Music

  • The older, often perfectly good word "subjectivity" is decidedly multivalent.

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism)

  • In so far as these judgements of content and purpose are dependent on judgements of import however, a subjectivity is introduced that can generate errors of a specific type, where the reader introduces an entirely spurious significance that is the product of an unreasonable response — an Import Artifice.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • A novel like The Voyeur leaves us with the conviction that subjectivity is all.

    The Reading Experience

  • And, when you add history to it, subjectivity is a real problem.

    Think Progress » New basketball league open to whites only, to get away from the ‘street-ball’ played by ‘people of color.’

  • Some wallow in subjectivity, some aim for objectivity, but we all have preconceptions.

    Why I Won’t Cover Bluewater » Comics Worth Reading

  • A novel like The Voyeur leaves us with the conviction that subjectivity is all.

    May 2010

  • A novel like The Voyeur leaves us with the conviction that subjectivity is all.

    Experimental Fiction

  • In so far as these judgements of content and purpose are dependent on judgements of import however, a subjectivity is introduced that can generate errors of a specific type, where the reader introduces an entirely spurious significance that is the product of an unreasonable response — an Import Artifice.

    Arguing With Geeks 11

  • A novel like The Voyeur leaves us with the conviction that subjectivity is all.

    Readers in the English-Speaking World

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