What does the word subjective mean?

  • Perceived by the individual only and not evident to the examiner, noting certain symptoms, such as pain.

  • That which is due to external conditions.

  • Of or pertaining to the subject or conscious self; relating solely to or originating in the mind; internal; as S. symptoms( i. e., symptoms which are apparent only to the subject of them), S. sensations( noises, voices, etc.) ( i. e., sensations which do not correspond to external objects, but originate solely within the organism).

Usage examples for subjective

  1. But under the influence of love she plunges into herself, as it were, and her life for the time being is purely subjective. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. But no marvel of the Mystic Schools, no spectral scene, objective or subjective, ever evoked by the rarest of occult powers, so startled, so impressed me as what I now saw, or thought I saw. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. The disserens takes only a subjective view of the question; but the disputans would come at a result of objective validity. – Döderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes by Ludwig Döderlein Commentator: S. H. Taylor

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