Webster 1913 Edition
subjectivus: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to a subject.
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.
☞ In the philosophy of the mind, subjective denotes what is to be referred to the thinking subject, the ego; objective, what belongs to the object of thought, the non-ego. See
Sir W. Hamilton.
(Lit. & Art)
Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist;
subjectivedrama or painting; a
Syn. – See
one of the sensations occurring when stimuli due to internal causes excite the nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person imagines he sees figures which have no objective reality.
Webster 1828 Edition
Certainty--is distinguished into objective and subjective; objective, is when the proposition is certainly true of itself; and subjective, is when we are certain of the truth of it.