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subjective

  

      adj  
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.  
subjective views     
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  
   See also       nominative       1  
      n  
7      (Grammar)  
a    the subjective case  
b    a subjective word or speech element,   (Abbrev.)    subj      Compare       objective  
  subjectively      adv  
  subjectivity, subjectiveness      n  


subjective idealism  
      n     (Philosophy)   the theory that all experience is of ideas in the mind  
subjective intension  
      n     (Logic)   the associations that an expression has for an individual; the intension he believes it to have  
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v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available

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