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Definition of subjective adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1based on your own ideas or opinions rather than facts, and therefore sometimes unfair a highly subjective point of view Everyone's opinion is bound to be subjective.
  2. 2(of ideas, feelings, or experiences) existing in someone's mind rather than in the real world
  3. 3[only before noun] (grammar) the subjective case is the one that is used for the subject of a sentence opposite objective
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adverb People who are less subjectively involved are better judges. subjectively perceived changes
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noun [uncountable] There is an element of subjectivity in her criticism.
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