WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsub•ject ˌmat•ter, n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
the substance or themes of a book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.
- the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.
- the matter that is subject to some action.
- the matter out of which a thing is formed.
'subject matter' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Archilochus - Daedalid - Dutch - Greco-Roman - Hellenistic - X, x - a priori - ademption - adjectival - anecdotal - archaic - argument - epic - formal - formalism - gallows humor - genre - headline - iconography - idealism - imagism - institute - landscape - library edition - mechanical - naturalism - neoclassic - pop art - psychological - radical empiricism - realism - recondite - reconvention - recoup - regionalism - register - sensationalism - soft science - still life - stuff - substance - succès de scandale - technical - topic - travesty