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a. Dependent on or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world: "The sensation of pain is a highly subjective experience that varies by culture as well as by individual temperament and situation" (John Hoberman).
b. Based on a given person's experience, understanding, and feelings; personal or individual: admitted he was making a highly subjective judgment.
2. Psychology Not caused by external stimuli.
3. Medicine Of, relating to, or designating a symptom or complaint perceived by a patient.
4. Expressing or bringing into prominence the individuality of the artist or author.
5. Grammar Relating to or being the nominative case.
6. Relating to the real nature of something; essential.

sub·jec′tive·ly adv.
sub·jec′tive·ness, sub′jec·tiv′i·ty (sŭb′jĕk-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.subjectiveness - judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts
sound judgement, sound judgment, perspicacity, judgement, judgment - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
References in classic literature ?
Illusion, Temperament, Succession, Surface, Surprise, Reality, Subjectiveness,--these are threads on the loom of time, these are the lords of life.
These are much safer claims to file than a discrimination claim because there is less subjectiveness, fewer unknowns about the claims, and a more likely chance to survive a summary judgment motion even in weak cases.
Despite appropriate efforts are taken to control subjectiveness of the responses of faculty members using validity and reliability methods presence of subjectiveness in the responses of the faculty members cannot be ignored.
However, this subjectiveness is difficult to develop and only identified emergency patients tend to benefit.
Given the subjectiveness of these determinations, it is recommended that the team learn as much as possible about performing this step before finalizing its assessment of the risk levels.
is a highly malleable standard with 'an inherent subjectiveness about it which would allow a jury to impose liability on the basis of the jurors' tastes or views, or perhaps on the basis of their dislike of a particular expression.
25) This implies some criticism of the then typical Newtonian anti-subjective randomness of the applied symbols or signs, as being detached from the Scotist subjectiveness.
Despite the dimensions of relativity, variability, and subjectiveness, we can acknowledge that murder, rape, torture, child abuse, and so on can be helpful ideas, as they bring tangible benefits to the person and society whose welfare is in question.
If the decision-maker knows the criteria upfront, the decision can be made based on the established criteria, which reduces the subjectiveness in the process.
These classes are objective in concrete terms and within them lies their subjectiveness which is significant in generating the revolutionary consciousness that is the hallmark of current Zimbabwean's second phase of socio-political and economic transformation.
Limitations of this study include the small pilot sample size which might miss a mild potential benefit, and the individual subjectiveness of recording hot flash severity.