subjective: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sub-jek'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. existing 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. relating 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.
    1. pertaining to or constituting the subject of a sentence.
    2. (in English and certain other languages) noting a case specialized for that use, as He in He hit the ball.
    3. similar to such a case in meaning. Cf.nominative.
  7. characteristic of a political subject; submissive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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