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Definition 1: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is part of subject) graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

"he painted scenes from everyday life" "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

Definition 2: a branch of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) the content of a particular field of knowledge

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of the supernatural

(... is a kind of subject ) the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions

(... is a kind of subject ) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of subject ) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

(... is a kind of subject ) the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of origins and first things

"To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"

(... is a kind of subject ) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

(... is a kind of subject ) the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of large man-made constructs

(... is a kind of subject ) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

(... is a kind of subject ) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

(... is a kind of subject ) the principal field of study of a student at a university

"her major is linguistics"

(... is a kind of subject ) an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development

"he worked at the frontier of brain science"

(... is a kind of subject ) the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

(... is a kind of subject ) the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity

(... is a kind of subject ) an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

(... is a kind of subject ) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

(... is a kind of subject ) the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods

Definition 3: some situation or event that is thought about - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he kept drifting off the topic
  • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
  • it is a matter for the police

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of subject ) a subject of study

"it was his area of specialization" "areas of interest include..."

(... is a kind of subject ) a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment

"golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it"

(... is a kind of subject ) the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with

"they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

(... is a kind of subject ) a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again

Definition 4: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't want to discuss that subject
  • it was a very sensitive topic
  • his letters were always on the theme of love

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of subject ) the subject of a dispute

"the real bone of contention, as you know, is money"

(... is a kind of subject ) a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

(... is a kind of subject ) the subject matter at issue

"the question of disease merits serious discussion" "under the head of minor Roman poets"

(... is a kind of subject ) the principal theme in a speech or literary work

Definition 5: (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated - [noun denoting communication]

(subject is a kind of ...) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

(subject belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 6: (logic) the first term of a proposition - [noun denoting communication]

(subject is a kind of ...) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

"the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

(subject belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 7: a person who owes allegiance to that nation - [noun denoting person]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a monarch has a duty to his subjects

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of subject ) a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

(... is a kind of subject ) a person from your own country

(... is a kind of subject ) one who loves and defends his or her country

(... is a member of subject) the people who live in a nation or country

"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Definition 8: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation - [noun denoting person]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
  • the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 9: make accountable for - [verb of competition]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors

(subject is a kind of ...) yield to the control of another

Definition 10: cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to - [verb of perception]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He subjected me to his awful poetry
  • The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills
  • People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation

(subject is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of subject ) expose to light, of photographic film

(... is a kind of subject ) expose or make accessible to some action or influence

"Expose your students to art" "expose the blanket to sunshine"

(... is a kind of subject ) subject to refraction

"refract a light beam"

(... is a kind of subject ) cause to experience shipwreck

"They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"

(... is a kind of subject ) cause (someone) to undergo something

"He put her to the torture"

(... is a kind of subject ) expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol

(... is a kind of subject ) subject to the action of bacteria

(... is a kind of subject ) make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

"People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

(subject causes ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is a kind of ...) have dominance or the power to defeat over

"Her pain completely mastered her" "The methods can master the problems"

(... is a kind of subject ) subjugate by imposing troops

(... is a kind of subject ) make a slave of; bring into servitude

Definition 12: likely to be affected by something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bond is subject to taxation
  • he is subject to fits of depression

(subject is similar to ...) acted upon; influenced

Definition 13: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subject peoples
  • a dependent prince

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is similar to ...) subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

"a subordinate kingdom"

Definition 14: possibly accepting or permitting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subject or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for subject in the sense of this definition

(subject is similar to ...) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

"susceptible to colds" "susceptible of proof"

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