1 belonging to, proceeding from, or relating to the mind of the thinking subject and not the nature of the object being considered
2 of, relating to, or emanating from a person's emotions, prejudices, etc.
3 relating to the inherent nature of a person or thing; essential
4 existing only as perceived and not as a thing in itself
5 (Med) (of a symptom, condition, etc.) experienced only by the patient and incapable of being recognized or studied by anyone else
6 (Grammar) denoting a case of nouns and pronouns, esp. in languages having only two cases, that identifies the subject of a finite verb and (in formal use in English) is selected for predicate complements, as in It is I
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b a subjective word or speech element
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subjectivity, subjectiveness n
n (Philosophy) the theory that all experience is of ideas in the mind
n (Logic) the associations that an expression has for an individual; the intension he believes it to have
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