subjectivity

noun sub·jec·tiv·i·ty \ (ˌ)səb-ˌjek-ˈti-və-tē \

Definition of subjectivity

: the quality, state, or nature of being subjective
  • Any attempt to link landscapes and music together can suffer from some measure of subjectivity.
  • —David J. Keeling
  • He thinks that scientists and philosophers have unjustly neglected the subjectivity of conscious experience and that this has made it harder for them to explain some of the workings of the mind.
  • —Anthony Gottlieb

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First Known Use of subjectivity

1803


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subjectivity

noun sub·jec·tiv·i·ty \ ˌsəb-jek-ˈtiv-ət-ē \

medical Definition of subjectivity

plural subjectivities
1 : subjective character, quality, state, or nature
2 : the personal qualities of an investigator that affect the outcome of scientific or medical research (as by unconsciously communicating a bias to the subject of the experiment)

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