- 1. Perceived by the individual only and not evident to the examiner; said of certain symptoms, such as pain. 2. Colored by one's personal beliefs and attitudes. Cf.:objective (2). [L. subjectivus, fr. subjicio, to throw under]
* * *sub·jec·tive (.)səb-'jek-tiv adj1 a) relating to or determined by the mind as the subject of experience <\subjective reality>b) characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mindc) relating to or being experience or knowledge as conditioned by personal mental characteristics or states2 a) arising from conditions within the brain or sense organs and not directly caused by external stimuli <\subjective sensations>b) arising out of or identified by means of one's perception of one's own states and processes and not observable by an examiner <a \subjective symptom of disease> <caused objective or \subjective clinical improvement or both (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> compare OBJECTIVE (2)sub·jec·tive·ly adv
* * *sub·jec·tive (səb-jekґtiv) [L. subjectivus] pertaining to or perceived only by the affected individual; not perceptible to the senses of another person.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Subjective — Sub*jec tive, a. [L. subjectivus: cf. F. subjectif.] 1. Of or pertaining to a subject. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one s own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Subjective — may refer to: * Subjectivity, a subject s perspective, particularly feelings, beliefs, and desires *Subjective experience, the sensory buzz and awareness associated with a conscious mind *Subjective case, grammatical case for a noun *Subject… … Wikipedia
Subjective me — is the nonstandard use of me as a subjective pronoun, thus being used in places where standard English has I . This feature occurs in Caribbean English. This feature leads to sentences like:* Me gotta go (I ve got to go) … Wikipedia
subjective — [səb jek′tiv] adj. [ME < LL subjectivus, of the subject < subjectus: see SUBJECT] 1. of, affected by, or produced by the mind or a particular state of mind; of or resulting from the feelings or temperament of the subject, or person… … English World dictionary
subjective — I adjective biased, colored by bias, emotional, individual, individualized, internal, introspective, nonobjective, personal, personalized, prejudiced, unrealistic II index partial (biased), personal ( … Law dictionary
subjective — (adj.) mid 15c., pertaining to a political subject (now obsolete), from L.L. subjectivus, from subjectus (see SUBJECT (Cf. subject) (n.)). Meaning existing in the mind (mind= the thinking subject ) is from 1707; thus, personal idiosyncratic… … Etymology dictionary
subjective — [adj] emotional; based on inner experience rather than fact abstract, biased, fanciful, idiosyncratic, illusory, individual, instinctive, introspective, introverted, intuitive, nonobjective, nonrepresentative, personal, prejudiced, unobjective;… … New thesaurus
subjective — ► ADJECTIVE 1) based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. 2) dependent on the mind for existence. 3) Grammar relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns used for the subject of a sentence. DERIVATIVES subjectively… … English terms dictionary
subjective — sub|jec|tive [səbˈdʒektıv] adj 1.) a statement, report, attitude etc that is subjective is influenced by personal opinion and can therefore be unfair ≠ ↑objective ▪ As a critic, he is far too subjective. ▪ a highly subjective point of view… … Dictionary of contemporary English
subjective — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a subject: as a. obsolete of, relating to, or characteristic of one that is a subject especially in lack of freedom of action or in submissiveness b. being or relating to a… … New Collegiate Dictionary
subjective — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly … Collocations dictionary