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"subject matter" in British English

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subject matternoun [C]

uk   us  
the things that are being ​talked or written about, or used as the ​subject of a ​piece of ​art, etc.: The ​subjectmatter of the ​documentary was not really ​suitable for ​children.
(Definition of subject matter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subject matternoun [U]

 us   /ˈsʌb·dʒɪkt ˌmæt̬·ər, -dʒekt/
the subject of a ​program, ​movie, ​book, ​article, etc.: Critics were ​upset by the subject matter of the ​book.
(Definition of subject matter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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