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  Definition of Subject
  1. something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
  2. some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
  3. a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
  4. (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  5. (logic) the first term of a proposition
  6. the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn''t want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
  7. a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
  8. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
  9. refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency"
  10. make accountable for; "He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors"
  11. cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
  12. make subservient; force to submit or subdue
  13. being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
  14. possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
Similar Words: content, depicted object, topic, issue, matter, discipline, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, theme, national, case, guinea pig, submit, subjugate, dependent, capable, open


Hyponyms: blind spot, res judicata, res adjudicata, area, occultism, communications, communication theory, major, frontier, allometry, bibliotics, ology, science, scientific discipline, architecture, engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology, futurology, futuristics, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts, theology, divinity, military science, numerology, protology, theogony, bone of contention, precedent, question, head, keynote, citizen, compatriot, patriot, nationalist, give, return, relegate, pass on, submit, bacterize, bacterise, vitriol, put, shipwreck, refract, expose, incur, dragoon, enslave


Part Meronyms: scene, view


Member Meronyms: nation, land, country, a people


Derivational Morphology: count, matter, weigh, learn, study, read, take, subjugate, submission, entry, national, subjugation, subjection, conquest, conquering, subjugator


Language Translations:
Chinese: 主題   Danish: borger and emne and fag and grundled  
Dutch: onderdaan and onderwerp   Finnish: aihe and ala and alamainen and subjekti  
French: matière and sujet   German: Fach and Subjekt and Thema and Untertan  
Greek: υποκείμενο and θέμα   Icelandic: þegn and efni and fag and frumlag  
Indonesian: subyek   Italian: soggetto  
Japanese: 学科 and 主題 and 主語   Korean: 신하 and 헉과 and 주어 and 주제  
Kurdish: بابه‌ت   Polish: poddany and podmiot and przedmiot and temat  
Portuguese: disciplina and matéria and súdito and sujeito   Russian: подданный and предмет  
Serbian: podmet and predmet   Spanish: materia and súbdito and sujeto  
Swedish: subjekt   Telugu: కర్త and పాఠ్యాంశము and విషయము  
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