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:

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 ...
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 ... understand how power functions without understanding the psychology of political subjects ...
Key Skills Qualification - England
... 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 certifies the ...
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 ... They often take the form of a blog, highlighting the latest news regarding the fansite subject ...
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 ... Johnson often repainted the same subject changing style or details ...

More definitions of "subject":

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

Famous quotes containing the word subject:

    In a pure society, the subject of marriage would not be so often avoided,—from shame and not from reverence, winked out of sight, and hinted at only; but treated naturally and simply,—perhaps simply avoided like the kindred mysteries. If it cannot be spoken of for shame, how can it be acted of? But, doubtless, there is far more purity, as well as more impurity, than is apparent.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I assure you that in our next class we will concern ourselves solely with the history of Egypt, and not with the more lurid and non-curricular subject of living mummies.
    Griffin Jay, and Reginald LeBorg. Prof. Norman (Frank Reicher)

    The prince exults whomever he selects as his consort, but the queen, rather than elevating the subject of her choice, humiliates him as a man. By all that is right, a man is not intended to be the husband of his wife, but a woman is to be her husband’s wife.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)