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English definition of “subjective”

subjective

adjective     /səbˈdʒek.tɪv/
C1 influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts: I think my husband is the most handsome man in the world, but I realize my judgment is rather subjective. More specific and less subjective criteria should be used in selecting people for promotion within the company. → Compare objective adjectiveUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness subjectively     /-li/ adverb Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness subjectivity     /ˌsʌb.dʒekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] There's always an element of subjectivity in decision-making.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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