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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
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Illusion, Temperament, Succession, Surface, Surprise, Reality, Subjectiveness,--these are threads on the loom of time, these are the lords of life.
A critical aspect of emotions is their subjectiveness, and thus one's perception of a particular market--and how best to enter--may be quite personal in nature and shaped by certain factors that may not hold much significance for others.
We have also seen, how character-deficit in leadership has revealed the hypocrisy of those who used to defend the supremacy of the law, but now insanely and shamelessly rationalise its perversion through wilful subjectiveness.
The basis for his opinion isn't one rooted in emotion, feeling or subjectiveness, but constitutionality and precedent.
But CBE programs are not without risk: to taxpayers, because of the subjectiveness with which "competencies" are measured and then paid for, and to students, who may struggle with a format that leaves schedules loose and lets students languish longer in the program, accruing more debt along the way.
"Price Finder takes the subjectiveness out of the process.
Vestibular function in cochlear implantation: Correlating objectiveness and subjectiveness. Laryngoscope.
Given the uncertainty about what the governance standards may mean in practice for each registered charity, the potential for subjectiveness in determinations by the Commissioner is very great, and the factors to be considered are so disparate and diverse, that there is no clear statutory protection against them being applied in an arbitrary manner.
There is the whole issue of subjectiveness in the manner in which these cases have been picked up," says a lawyer.
The QVscribe is analysis is based on eight quality measures: imperatives, negative imperatives, options, weaknesses, vagueness, subjectiveness, continuances, and directives.
This is because manual segmentation is subject to human subjectiveness. The ground truth used for the evaluation is not really the ultimate truth.