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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.
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subject matternoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌb.dʒekt ˌmæt.ər/  us   /ˈsʌb.dʒekt ˌmæt̬.ɚ/
the things that are being talked or written about, or used as the subject of a piece of art, etc.: The subject matter of the documentary was not really suitable for children.
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