What is subject?

  • (noun): The subject matter of a conversation or discussion.
    Example: "He didn't want to discuss that subject"
    Synonyms: topic, theme
    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 ... without understanding the psychology of political subjects ...
Fansite
... Fansites may offer specialized information on the subject (e.g ... 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 other ... of a blog, highlighting the latest news regarding the fansite subject ...
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 ...
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 ... Johnson often repainted the same subject changing style or details ...
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 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 corresponding subject ...

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): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: case, guinea pig
  • (verb): Refer for judgment or consideration.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (noun): (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
  • (verb): Make accountable for.
    Example: "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  • (noun): Some situation or event that is thought about.
    Example: "He had been thinking about the subject for several years"
    Synonyms: topic, issue, matter
  • (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
  • (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): (logic) the first term of a proposition.
  • (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
  • (verb): Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
    Synonyms: subjugate
  • (adj): Not exempt from tax.
    Example: "The gift will be subject to taxation"

Famous quotes containing the word subject:

    What I would like to write is a book about nothing, a book without exterior attachments, which would be held together by the inner force of its style, as the earth without support is held in the air—a book that would have almost no subject or at least in which the subject would be almost invisible.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    He has served me too well; by increasing my power he has stolen it away: he is now my subject only so long as he pleases.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    The idea of feminine authority is so deeply embedded in the human subconscious that even after all these centuries of father-right the young child instinctively regards the mother as the supreme authority. He looks upon the father as equal with himself, equally subject to the woman’s rule. Children have to be taught to love, honor, and respect the father.
    Elizabeth Gould Davis (b. 1910)