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  1. sub·ject
  2. noun

    • 1. a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with:

      I've said all there is to be said on the subject he's the subject of a major new biography
    • 2. a person or circumstance giving rise to a specified feeling, response, or action:

      the incident was the subject of international condemnation
    • 3. a person who is the focus of scientific or medical attention or experiment:

      subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire
    • 4. the part of a proposition about which a statement is made.

    • 5. a theme of a fugue or of a piece in sonata form; a leading phrase or motif:

      the chorale-like second subject of the Scherzo
    • 6. a branch of knowledge studied or taught in a school, college, or university:

      math is not my best subject
      Synonym : branch of knowledge, branch of study, course of study, course, discipline, field, area, specialism, speciality, specialty
    • 7. a citizen or member of a state other than its supreme ruler:

      the legislation is applicable only to British subjects
    • 8. a noun phrase functioning as one of the main components of a clause, being the element about which the rest of the clause is predicated.

    • 9. a thinking or feeling entity; the conscious mind; the ego, especially as opposed to anything external to the mind.

    • 10. the central substance or core of a thing as opposed to its attributes.

    adjective

    • 1. likely or prone to be affected by (a particular condition or occurrence, typically an unwelcome or unpleasant one):

      he was subject to bouts of manic depression
    • 2. dependent or conditional upon:

      the proposed merger is subject to the approval of the shareholders
    • 3. under the authority of:

      legislation making Congress subject to the laws it passes
    • 4. under the control or domination of another ruler, country, or government:

      the Greeks were the first subject people to break free from Ottoman rule

    adverb

    • 1. conditionally upon:

      subject to bankruptcy court approval, the company expects to begin liquidation of its inventory

    verb

    • 1. cause or force to undergo (a particular experience of form of treatment):

      he'd subjected her to a terrifying ordeal
    • 2. bring (a person or country) under one's control or jurisdiction, typically by using force:

      the city had been subjected to Macedonian rule
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: subject, plural noun: subjects

    • v.: verb: subject, 3rd person present: subjects, gerund or present participle: subjecting, past tense: subjected, past participle: subjected

    • noun

      a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with:

      a person or circumstance giving rise to a specified feeling, response, or action:

    • adjective

      likely or prone to be affected by (a particular condition or occurrence, typically an unwelcome or unpleasant one):

      dependent or conditional upon:

    • adverb

      conditionally upon:
    • noun

      a catalog, especially in a library, that is arranged according to the subjects treated.
    • noun

      the topic dealt with or the subject represented in a debate, exposition, or work of art.
    • noun

      a short movie, typically one shown before the screening of a feature film.
    • noun

      a catalogue, especially in a library, that is arranged according to the subjects treated.
    • noun

      a short film, typically one shown before the screening of a feature film.
    • noun

      the topic dealt with or the subject represented in a debate, exposition, or work of art.
    • begin talking about something different, especially to avoid embarrassment or the divulgence of confidences
    • begin talking of something different, to avoid embarrassment or distress
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