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subjectiveadjective

uk   us   /səbˈdʒek.tɪv/
C1 influenced by or ​based on ​personalbeliefs 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 ​selectingpeople for ​promotion within the ​company.

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subjectively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subjectiveadjective

 us   /səbˈdʒek·tɪv/
influenced by or ​based on ​personalbeliefs or ​feelings, ​rather than ​based on ​facts: Whether something is ​objectionable is a subjective ​question.
(Definition of subjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subjective”
in Chinese (Simplified) 主观的…
in Turkish öznel, subjektif…
in Russian субъективный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主觀的…
in Polish subiektywny…
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