subjective

Definitions

  • Neuralligy wuz a safe subject
    Neuralligy wuz a safe subject
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj subjective of a mental act performed entirely within the mind "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
    • adj subjective taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias "a subjective judgment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Although explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s, Europeans were afraid to eat them for fear that the spuds would give them leprosy. It wasn't until Louis XVI, who was looking for a cheap food source for his starving subjects, served them at the royal table that people were convinced potatoes were safe to eat.
    • Subjective Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.
    • Subjective (Lit. & Art) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.
    • Subjective Of or pertaining to a subject.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cindy Laupher had dyslexia and failed every subject in school.
    • subjective Relating to or of the nature of a subject, as opposed to an object. In the older writers subjective is nearly synonymous with real, and still more closely so with the common modern meaning of objective. By Kant, following some of his earlier contemporaries, the word was restricted to the subject of thought, or the ego. See objective.
    • subjective In literature and art, noting a production characterized by the prominence given to the individuality of the author or artist: as, the subjective school of painting; also, relating to such individuality. The writings of Shelley and Byron are essentially subjective, while the novels of Scott are objective.
    • subjective Relating to a subject in a political sense; submissive; obedient.
    • subjective In grammar: In Eskimo, noting the case expressing the subject of a transitive verb and the owner of an object. Also called transitive.
    • subjective In other American languages, noting the case expressing the subject of a transitive or intransitive verb: used in languages in which these two forms are identical. Also called agentialis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.
    • adj Subjective relating to the subject: derived from one's own consciousness: denoting those states of thought or feeling of which the mind is the conscious subject—opp. to Objective
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Quotations

  • Harold Rosenberg
    Harold%20Rosenberg
    “What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.”
  • Martin H. Fisher
    Martin H. Fisher
    “A specialist is a person who fears the other subjects.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The less you know about a subject, the longer it takes you to explain it.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subjectivus,: cf. F. subjectif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sujet—L. subjectussub, under, jacĕre, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

Yet, if he had good subjects, R.P.G.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Each of these is the subject of several prophecies.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
I have always thought employments a very proper subject of regulation, but a very ill-chosen subject for a tax.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
A better subject for the occasion than Jane, could not have been desired.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
As a creature, he must be subject to the laws of his Creator, on whom he is dependent.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Composed in elegant language, it includeth the subjects of other books.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
All my subjects, again, are devoted to religion and are never subject to calamities of season.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
They took in the scene, evidently divined the subject of our talk.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
No subject then will overshadow the pupil's welfare, and the pupil will not be subjected to the subject.
"The High School Failures" by Francis P. Obrien
Free-lance writers of reputation may be asked by magazine editors to prepare articles on given subjects.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
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In poetry:

Confusion seiz'd the trembling Priest;
The subject of a courtly jest.
He sunk, he blush'd, he eyed the ground--
The ruler of thee kingdoms frown'd!
"Preferment" by William Hutton
'May I find grace, my sovereign liege,
Grace for my loyal men and me?
For my name it is Johnnie Armstrang,
And subject of yours, my liege,' said he.
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
Here shall the sceptred mistress reign
Who heeds her meanest subject's call,
Sovereign of all their vast domain,
The queen, the handmaid of them all!
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Soldier is the Martyr of a nation,
Expresses but is subject to its will,
His is the Pride ennobles Resignation
As his the rebel Spirit-to-fulfil.
"The Last Salute" by Robert Nichols
"May I find grace, my sovereign liege,
Grace for my loyal men and me?
For my name it is Johnnie Armstrang,
And a subject of yours, my liege," said he.
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
DEMON. Yes; but now too late, too late,
Dost thou hope to gain His succour,
Since, in being my slave, thou canst not
Claim the privilege of His subject.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Every profession is subject to dumb remarks posing as wit.
Note that workshops, review courses and exams are subject to change, so check the NEHA Web site frequently for registration information and updates.
It's been the subject of essays, journal entries and lunchroom discussions for many students during this election year.
Gerald Marzorati, a senior editor of Harper's, writes frequently about literary subjects for The Times Magazine Published: August 27, 1989.
John Dean, White House counsel to President Richard Nixon and the author of "Worse Than Watergate," talked about a subject he knows well during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Spencer_katt@ziffdavis.com Sent: Monday, January 3, 2005 12:34 AM To: eWEEK readers Subject: iPod, therefore I am.
As it is subjected to weathering, certain gravels break down and drift away, thus rejuvenating the deposit.
My favorite subject in school was mathematics.
Barricaded Subject Surrenders on Pettit Avenue.
ONLY after 10 years of marriage did my husband, Kevin, broach the subject of camping.
Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
As a member of the visiting team, Simmonds, who is black, was subjected to heckling by the hometown Chomutov fans, who taunted him with chants of "opice" — the Czech word for "monkey," according to the Associated Press.
Like any writer, I'm always on the lookout for good subject matter.
A grand jury report released on the subject in June suggests funds were mismanaged.
IT is all but impossible not to be subjective about Poland.
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In science:

ACM Subject Classification: algorithmic mechanism design.
An Improved Randomized Truthful Mechanism for Scheduling Unrelated Machines
In a random environment, inter-sensor communication links may not stay active all the time and are subject to random failures.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
The practical issue is to determine the distribution N(k) which maximizes V[N(k)] subject to the appropriate constraints.
The Blind Watchmaker Network: Scale-freeness and Evolution
The STR has never failed any experimental test to which has been subjected to, and this has lead to the mainstream scientific community to ignore any such criticism.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
As this material flows out wards through the heliosphere, it is subject to charge exchange that leads to X-ray emission.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
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