What is subject?

  • (noun): Some situation or event that is thought about.
    Example: "He had been thinking about the subject for several years"
    Synonyms: topic, issue, matter
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on subject, subjects:

Slavoj Žižek - Thought - Ontology
... For 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 ... understanding the psychology of political subjects ...
Fansite
... Fansites may offer specialized information on the subject (e.g ... from various sources, the latest news related to their subject, media downloads, links to other, similar fansites and the chance to talk to other fans via discussion boards ... the latest news regarding the fansite subject ...
Key Skills Qualification - England
... under grade C at GCSE in the corresponding subject (English, Mathematics or Information Technology respectively) are asked to take the corresponding level two Qualification ... 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 individuals, but he is best known for his paintings of ... Johnson often repainted the same subject changing style or details ...
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 ...

More definitions of "subject":

  • (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"
  • (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
  • (verb): Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
    Synonyms: subjugate
  • (adj): Not exempt from tax.
    Example: "The gift will be subject to taxation"
  • (noun): (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
  • (verb): Refer for judgment or consideration.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (adj): Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others.
    Example: "Subject peoples"
    Synonyms: dependent
  • (verb): Make accountable for.
    Example: "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  • (adj): Possibly accepting or permitting.
    Example: "The time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
    Synonyms: capable, open
  • (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): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: case, guinea pig
  • (noun): (logic) the first term of a proposition.

Famous quotes containing the word subject:

    If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    Most subject is the fattest soil to weeds.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    There is a vulgar persuasion, that the ignorance of women, by favoring their subordination, ensures their utility. ‘Tis the same argument employed by the ruling few against the subject many in aristocracies; by the rich against the poor in democracies; by the learned professions against the people in all countries.
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)