subject matter




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsub•ject ˌmat•ter, n. [uncountable]
  • the substance or themes of a book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    subject mat′ter, 
    1. the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.
    2. the matter that is subject to some action.
    3. the matter out of which a thing is formed.
    • 1590–1600

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