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English definition of “subject”

subject

noun [C] (AREA OF DISCUSSION)    /ˈsʌb.dʒekt/
B1 the thing that is being discussed, considered, or studied: Our subject for discussion is homelessness. She has made a series of documentaries on the subject of family relationships. The guest lecturer took as her subject (= decided to speak about) 'punishment and imprisonment in modern society'. The number of planes flying over the town has been the subject of (= has caused) concern since last summer.Topics and areas of interest
(Definition of subject noun (AREA OF DISCUSSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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