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subjective

adjective uk   /səbˈdʒek.tɪv/ us  
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.
subjectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
subjectivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌsʌb.dʒekˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
There's always an element of subjectivity in decision-making.
(Definition of subjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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