1. [syn: subjectivity, subjectiveness]
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):
n 1: judgment based on individual personal impressions and
feelings and opinions rather than external facts [syn: