What is subject?

  • (noun): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: case, guinea pig
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on subject, subjects:

Slavoj Žižek - Thought - Ontology
... example, Žižek employs the Cartesian subject, engages with traditional German idealism, and uses terminology from Lacan ... Žižek's adds political theory to traditional views on the subject ... functions without understanding the psychology of political subjects ...
Human Relations Area Files - Distinctiveness of The HRAF Databases
... In contrast to most subject-indexing which is done at the document level, HRAF has its indexers subject index at the paragraph level ... They would discover that there is an index subject category called “Preservation and Storage of Food” (OCM 251) ... Searching by that subject category would retrieve all of the paragraphs that describe dried, smoked, pickled, refrigerated, frozen, canned, and irraditated foods, and whatever other ways the people of the ...
Fansite
... Fansites may offer specialized information on the subject (e.g ... storyline plots), pictures taken from various sources, the latest news related to their subject, media downloads, links to other, similar fansites and the chance to talk to ... form of a blog, highlighting the latest news regarding the fansite subject ...
Key Skills Qualification - England
... Those who achieved under grade C at GCSE in the corresponding subject (English, Mathematics or Information Technology respectively) are asked to take the ... Those who take the corresponding subjects at AS/A-level (or equivalent) are generally excluded from the external assessment in that subject, as the completion of the ...
Eastman Johnson - Subject Matter
... Johnson's subject matter included portraits of the wealthy and influential from the President of the United States, to literary figures to portraits of unnamed ... Johnson often repainted the same subject changing style or details ...

More definitions of "subject":

  • (noun): (logic) the first term of a proposition.
  • (noun): The subject matter of a conversation or discussion.
    Example: "He didn't want to discuss that subject"
    Synonyms: topic, theme
  • (noun): A person who owes allegiance to that nation.
    Synonyms: national
  • (adj): Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others.
    Example: "Subject peoples"
    Synonyms: dependent
  • (adj): Possibly accepting or permitting.
    Example: "The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
    Synonyms: capable, open
  • (verb): Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
    Synonyms: subjugate
  • (verb): Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to.
    Example: "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
  • (adj): Not exempt from tax.
    Example: "The gift will be subject to taxation"
  • (verb): Make accountable for.
    Example: "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  • (noun): (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
  • (noun): Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation.
    Example: "A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
    Synonyms: content, depicted object
  • (noun): Some situation or event that is thought about.
    Example: "He had been thinking about the subject for several years"
    Synonyms: topic, issue, matter
  • (verb): Refer for judgment or consideration.
    Synonyms: submit

Famous quotes containing the word subject:

    I have very lately read the Prince of Abyssinia [Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas]MI am almost equally charmed and shocked at it—the style, the sentiments are inimitable—but the subject is dreadful—and, handled as it is by Dr. Johnson, might make any young, perhaps old, person tremble—O heavens! how dreadful, how terrible it is to be told by a man of his genius and knowledge, in so affectingly probable a manner, that true, real happiness is ever unattainable in this world!
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    Ice is an interesting subject for contemplation. They told me that they had some in the ice-houses at Fresh Pond five years old which was as good as ever. Why is it that a bucket of water soon becomes putrid, but frozen remains sweet forever? It is commonly said that this is the difference between the affections and the intellect.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The subject is said to have the property of making dull men eloquent.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)