subject matter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n subject matter what a communication that is about something is about
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Usage

In literature:

No French book upon any subject can enter there which does not contain such matter.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
What its subject-matter was, is left to uncertain and unsatisfactory conjecture.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
The date he allowed to remain, and then he went away at once to the matter of his subject.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
She had thought that Alce's subjection would not take very long, she had not expected the matter to drag.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The matter was made the subject of a special letter to Uncle Ed, and in due time his answer was received.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
She fell back, as women do, upon the safe subject of housekeeping matters.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
He had faithfully considered the matter of celebrating the day, and taken the advice of the instructors on the subject.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
A lot of our teachers in the public schools are trying to teach the subject-matter of the book when they ought to be teaching the boy.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
Their conference was long and serious, for each felt equally interested in its subject-matter.
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
But in making forms he escapes from that bewilderment and shows us matter utterly subject to mind.
"Essays on Art" by A. Clutton-Brock
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In poetry:

That Wealth may fitly yield the throne
To Letters, Science, artist—skill,
And Matter, willing subject, own
Mind must be lord and master still.
"Primacy Of Mind" by Alfred Austin
ESCARPIN.
'T is no matter
What her name is, or Daria
Or Maria, I would have her
Both subjective and subjunctive,
She verb passive, I verb active.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And One, long since a pillar of the Court,
As mud between the beams thereof is wrought;
And One who wrote on phosphates for the crops
Is subject-matter of his own Report.
"The Last Department" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

They report no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this article.
The song's composer Bruce Miller says, quote, They wanted something pretty eclectic and jazzy, but to avoid any direct references to specific subject matter.
Unlike the majority of items featured in this monthly examination of "weird" food products found at your local grocery store, I have actually handled this Lost in the Supermarket subject matter.
I understand that these issues are complex and a sensitive subject matter to address.
Federal Circuit Agrees to Reconsider Key Ruling on Patentable Subject Matter .
Where a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was denied, the denial order must be vacated because of a lack of jurisdictional factfinding.
A Jagged Presentation Of Jagged Subject Matter .
Format of Biden-Palin Debate Sets No Limit on Subject Matter.
I don't think the author of Tuesday's editorial, "S. C. exports guns," is well enough informed on the subject matter, which would explain such a lopsided editorial.
Top that off with the subject matter ( tricksters of every age, gender, generation, and stripe) and the author roll (everyone from Holly Black and Michael Cadnum to Ellen Klages and Jane Yolen) and you've got yourself one heckuva book.
They let the candidates ramble on about subject matter tha was way off-topic.
After 947 consecutive weeks of columns, I've run out of subject matter.
A former illustrator, Lamb notes that her culinary subject matter appeals to her in a realm outside of the ordinary reaction to food.
It's got some adult subject matter, but it's edited.
BET often falls victim to critics who argue about the appropriateness of the networks subject matter and the content of programming.
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In science:

I start with substantiating the general constraint that the boundedness imposes on the fluctuation dynamics. The notion about boundedness is associated with the conjecture that the each object/subject comprises finite amount of energy and matter. The boundedness of the fluctuation size is one of its manifestations.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Now we come to the matter about the density of the points that are subject to stretching and folding.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Physicists have no choice in the matter, or else their models will be subjective, that is, will give uselessly different results for every different point of view.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
Then every published causal conclusion X → Y drawn by a consistent method for the edge orientation question ΘX,Y over dependency driven PV is subject to flipping any number of times, no matter how strong the evidence for that conclusion happens to be at present.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
The subject matter of the calculations in the notebook includes statistical physics, thermodynamics, the basic principles of the four-dimensional representation of electrodynamics, and the major part of the notebook is gravitation.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
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