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    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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