subject-matter

  • 1 Subject matter — may refer to:* patentable subject matter (or statutory subject matter), defining whether patent protection is available * subject matter jurisdiction, determining the kinds of claims or disputes over which a court has jurisdiction * Subject… …

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  • 2 subject matter — I noun content, contents, context, framework, import, material, matter, scope, study, substance, sum and substance, text, writing associated concepts: subject matter jurisdiction II index content (meaning) …

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  • 3 Subject-matter — Sub ject mat ter, n. The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study. [1913 Webster] As to the subject matter, words are always to be understood as having a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 subject matter — subject .matter n [U] what is being talked about in speech or writing, or represented in art ▪ The movie has been rated R due to adult subject matter …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 subject matter — subject ,matter noun uncount the things that are discussed in a speech or piece of writing, or shown in a piece of art: The subject matter of the textbook was carefully chosen to appeal to students …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 subject matter — *subject, matter, argument, topic, text, theme, motive, motif, leitmotiv …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 subject matter — ► NOUN ▪ the topic dealt with or the subject represented in a debate, exposition, or work of art …

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  • 8 subject matter — n. the thing or things considered in a book, course of instruction, discussion, etc …

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  • 9 subject matter — noun what a communication that is about something is about (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑message, ↑content, ↑substance • Hypernyms: ↑communication • Hyponyms: ↑body …

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  • 10 subject matter — also subject matter N UNCOUNT The subject matter of something such as a book, lecture, film, or painting is the thing that is being written about, discussed, or shown. Then, attitudes changed and artists were given greater freedom in their choice …

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  • 11 subject matter — n. related; unrelated subject matter * * * [ sʌbdʒɪktˌmætə] unrelated subject matter related …

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  • 12 subject-matter — see subject matter …

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  • 13 subject matter — noun (U) what is being talked about in speech or writing, or represented in art: The movie has been rated R due to adult subject matter …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 subject matter — UK / US noun [uncountable] the things that are discussed in a speech or a piece of writing, or are shown in a piece of art The subject matter of the textbook was carefully chosen to appeal to students …

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  • 15 subject matter — Synonyms and related words: argument, basis, burden, case, chapter, concern, essence, focus of attention, focus of interest, gist, head, heading, issue, living issue, main point, matter, matter in hand, meat, motif, motive, point, point at issue …

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  • 16 subject matter — 1. the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style. 2. the matter that is subject to some action. 3. the matter out of which a thing is formed. [1590 1600] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 subject-matter — n. Subject, topic, matter, theme, object matter …

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  • 18 subject matter — /ˈsʌbdʒɛkt mætə/ (say subjekt matuh) noun 1. the substance of a discourse, book, writing, or the like, as distinguished from its form or style. 2. the matter which is subject to some action or operation. 3. the matter out of which a thing is… …

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  • 19 subject matter — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. essentials, contents, essence; see subject 1 , topic . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about: argument, matter, point, subject, text, theme, topic. See MEANING …

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  • 20 subject matter — The subject, or matter presented for consideration; the thing in dispute; the right which one party claims as against the other, as the right to divorce; of ejectment; to recover money; to have foreclosure. Flower Hospital v. Hart, 178 Okl. 447,… …

    Black's law dictionary