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Definition of "subjective" []

  • Proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world: a subjective decision. (adjective)
  • Particular to a given person; personal: subjective experience. (adjective)
  • Moodily introspective. (adjective)
  • Existing only in the mind; illusory. (adjective)
  • Psychology Existing only within the experiencer's mind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subjective" in a sentence
  • "Laurence Urdang The phenomenon for which D.S. Bland proposes the term subjective onomatopoeia [XII, 2] has been examined and discussed for decades by a number of linguists and critics, including Otto Jespersen (with examples such as those of the - ump family cited by Bland), Edward S.pir (the ici and lá vowel contrast that Bland picks up from French), R.ssell Ultan (size and distance symbolism in general), J.R. Firth, Fred W. Householder, Jr.,"
  • "In view of this usage we are confronted with the passages in which the Latin word subjective must be translated as “objectively.”"
  • "There are, however, what we call subjective factors."