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Meaning of SUBJECT MATTER

Pronunciation:  'subjikt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  what a communication that is about something is about
 
 Synonyms: content, message, substance
 
 See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, approval, aside, body, commendation, commitment, communication, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, dedication, digression, direction, disapproval, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, entry, excursus, guidance, hokum, humor, humour, import, info, information, insertion, instruction, interpolation, latent content, meaning, meaninglessness, memorial, mush, narration, narrative, nonsense, nonsensicality, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, parenthesis, petition, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proposal, publicity, refusal, reminder, request, respects, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, story, subject, submission, tale, theme, topic, treacle, view, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      As to the subject-matter, words are always to be
      understood as having a regard thereto.   --Blackstone.

      As science makes progress in any subject-matter, poetry
      recedes from it.                         --J. H.
                                               Newman.

 

 

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