2. [syn: immanent, subjective]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Subjective \Sub*jec"tive\, a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F.
1. Of or pertaining to a subject.
2. 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
Note: In the philosophy of the mind, subjective denotes what
is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego;
objective, what belongs to the object of thought, the
non-ego. See Objective, a., 2. --Sir W. Hamilton.
3. (Lit. & Art) Modified by, or making prominent, the
individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective
drama or painting; a subjective writer.
Syn: See Objective.
Subjective sensation (Physiol.), one of the sensations
occurring when stimuli due to internal causes excite the
nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person
imagines he sees figures which have no objective reality.
[1913 Webster] -- Sub*jec"tive*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: taking place within the mind and modified by individual
bias; "a subjective judgment" [ant: nonsubjective,
2: of a mental act performed entirely within the mind; "a
cognition is an immanent act of mind" [syn: immanent,
subjective] [ant: transeunt, transient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "subjective":
abstract, biased, cerebral, conceptive, conceptual, deep-seated,
egocentric, egoistic, endopsychic, esoteric, idiosyncratic,
immanent, implanted, implicit, inalienable, individual, indwelling,
infixed, ingoing, ingrained, inherent, inner, inner-directed,
intellectual, intelligent, internal, intrinsic, introversive,
introvert, introverted, inward, inwrought, irreducible, mental,
noetic, nominative, nonobjective, noological, personal, phrenic,
prejudiced, private, psychic, psychologic, rational, reasoning,
resident, secret, self-serving, selfish, spiritual, thinking,
unalienable, unchallengeable, unquestionable