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a    the predominant theme or topic, as of a book, discussion, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
2    any branch of learning considered as a course of study  
3      (Grammar, logic)   a word, phrase, or formal expression about which something is predicated or stated in a sentence; for example, the cat in the sentence The cat catches mice  
4    a person or thing that undergoes experiment, analysis, treatment, etc.  
5    a person who lives under the rule of a monarch, government, etc.  
6    an object, figure, scene, etc., as selected by an artist or photographer for representation  
7      (Philosophy)  
a    that which thinks or feels as opposed to the object of thinking and feeling; the self or the mind  
b    a substance as opposed to its attributes  
8      (Also called)    theme     (Music)   a melodic or thematic phrase used as the principal motif of a fugue, the basis from which the musical material is derived in a sonata-form movement, or the recurrent figure in a rondo  
9      (Logic)  
a    the term of a categorial statement of which something is predicated  
b    the reference or denotation of the subject term of a statement. The subject of John is tall is not the name John, but John himself  
10    an originating motive  
11    change the subject   to select a new topic of conversation  
      adj   usually postpositive and foll by: to  
12    being under the power or sovereignty of a ruler, government, etc.  
subject peoples     
13    showing a tendency (towards)  
a child subject to indiscipline     
14    exposed or vulnerable  
subject to ribaldry     
15    conditional upon  
the results are subject to correction     
16    subject to   prep   under the condition that  
we accept, subject to her agreement     
      vb   tr  
17    foll by: to   to cause to undergo the application (of)  
they subjected him to torture     
18    often passive; foll by: to   to expose or render vulnerable or liable (to some experience)  
he was subjected to great danger     
19    foll by: to   to bring under the control or authority (of)  
to subject a soldier to discipline     
20    Now rare   to subdue or subjugate  
21    Rare   to present for consideration; submit  
22    Obsolete   to place below,   (Abbrev.)    subj  
     (C14: from Latin subjectus brought under, from subicere to place under, from sub- + jacere to throw)  
  subjectable      adj  
  subjectability      n  
  subjectless      adj  
  subject-like      adj  

short subject  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a short film, esp. one presented between screenings of a feature film  
subject catalogue  
      n     (Library science)   a catalogue with entries arranged by subject in a classified sequence  
subject matter  
      n   the substance or main theme of a book, discussion, debate, etc.  
      n     (Transformational grammar)   a rule that moves the subject of a complement clause into the clause in which it is embedded, as in the derivation of He is likely to be late from It is likely that he will be late  
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in a line, continuously, in quick succession
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
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