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Pronunciation: sub-jek'tiv


  1. Perceived only by the patient only and not evident to the examiner; said of certain symptoms, such as pain.
  2. Colored by one's personal beliefs and attitudes.

[L. subjectivus, fr. subjicio, to throw under]

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