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Photographic Friday: subjective

1subjective \(ˌ)səb-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective

  1. of, relating to or constituting a subject; as a: of, relating to or characteristic of one that is a subject especially in lack of freedom of action or in submissiveness, b: being or relating to a grammatical subject, especially nominative
  2. of or relating to the essential being of that which has substance, qualities, attributes or relations
  3. a: characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind; phenomenal; b: relating to or being experience or knowledge as conditioned by personal mental characteristics or states
  4. a (1): peculiar to a particular individual; personal; (2) modified or affected by personal views, experiences or background; b: arising from conditions within the brain or sense organs and not directly caused by external stimuli; c: arising out of or identified by means of one’s perception of one’s own states and processes
  5. lacking in reality or substance; illusory

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English suget, subget, from Anglo-French, from Latin subjectus one under authority & subjectum subject of a proposition, from masculine & neuter respectively of subjectus, past participle of subicere to subject, literally, to throw under, from sub- + jacere to throw [15th century]
-subjectively adverb
-subjectiveness noun
-subjectivity noun

2subjective \(ˌ)səb-ˈjek-tiv\ noun

  1. something that is subjective; nominative

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English suget, subget, from Anglo-French, from Latin subjectus one under authority & subjectum subject of a proposition, from masculine & neuter respectively of subjectus, past participle of subicere to subject, literally, to throw under, from sub- + jacere to throw [1817]

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 2 June 2011.

PS  I found other fun photos during my searches this week, but these boots really struck me.  I want a pair for myself!