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subject

subject - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subject

Definition
(noun) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Synonyms : theme , topic
Example Sentence
  • he didn't want to discuss that subject
  • it was a very sensitive topic
  • his letters were always on the theme of love

Definition
(noun) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
Synonyms : content , depicted object
Example Sentence
  • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Definition
(noun) a branch of knowledge
Example Sentence
  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Definition
(noun) some situation or event that is thought about
Synonyms : issue , matter , topic
Example Sentence
  • he kept drifting off the topic
  • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
  • it is a matter for the police

Definition
(noun) (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
Definition
(noun) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
Synonyms : case , guinea pig
Example Sentence
  • the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
  • the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Definition
(noun) a person who owes allegiance to that nation
Synonyms : national
Example Sentence
  • a monarch has a duty to his subjects

Definition
(noun) (logic) the first term of a proposition
Definition
(verb) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
Example Sentence
  • He subjected me to his awful poetry
  • The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills
  • People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation

Definition
(verb) make accountable for
Example Sentence
  • He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors

Definition
(verb) make subservient; force to submit or subdue
Synonyms : subjugate

Definition
(verb) refer for judgment or consideration
Synonyms : submit
Example Sentence
  • The lawyers submitted the material to the court

Definition
(adj) possibly accepting or permitting
Synonyms : capable , open
Example Sentence
  • a passage capable of misinterpretation
  • open to interpretation
  • an issue open to question
  • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

Definition
(adj) being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Synonyms : dependent
Example Sentence
  • subject peoples
  • a dependent prince

Definition
(adj) likely to be affected by something
Example Sentence
  • the bond is subject to taxation
  • he is subject to fits of depression

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