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1a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with:I’ve said all there is to be said on the subject he’s the subject of a major new biography a person or circumstance giving rise to a specified feeling, response, or action:the incident was the subject of international condemnation Grammar a noun phrase functioning as one of the main components of a clause, being the element about which the rest of the clause is predicated. Logic the part of a proposition about which a statement is made. Music a theme of a fugue or of a piece in sonata form; a leading phrase or motif. a person who is the focus of scientific or medical attention or experiment. 2a branch of knowledge studied or taught in a school, college, or university. 3a citizen or member of a state other than its supreme ruler. 4 Philosophy a thinking or feeling entity; the conscious mind; the ego, especially as opposed to anything external to the mind. the central substance or core of a thing as opposed to its attributes.
[predic.] (subject to)
1likely or prone to be affected by (a particular condition or occurrence, typically an unwelcome or unpleasant one):he was subject to bouts of manic depression 2dependent or conditional upon:the proposed merger is subject to the approval of the shareholders 3under the authority of:legislation making Congress subject to the laws it passes [attributive] under the control or domination of (another ruler, country, or government):the Greeks were the first subject people to break free from Ottoman rule
conditionally upon:subject to bankruptcy court approval, the company expects to begin liquidation of its inventory
(subject someone/something to
) cause or force to undergo (a particular experience of form of treatment):he’d subjected her to a terrifying ordeal
2bring (a person or country) under one’s control or jurisdiction, typically by using force.