subjective


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Subjective \Sub*jec"tive\, a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F.
   subjectif.]
   1. Of or pertaining to a subject.
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   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
      states.
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   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.
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   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.
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   Syn: See Objective.
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   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. --
      Sub*jec"tive*ness, n.
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