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suhb jekt

  • n  the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    he didn't want to discuss that subject
  • n  something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject
  • n  a branch of knowledge
    teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • n  some situation or event that is thought about
    he had been thinking about the subject for several years
  • n  (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
  • n  a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
    the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
  • n  a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • n  (logic) the first term of a proposition
  • v  cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
    He subjected me to his awful poetry
    The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills
    People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation
  • v  make accountable for
    He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors
  • v  make subservient; force to submit or subdue
  • v  refer for judgment or consideration
  • s  possibly accepting or permitting
    the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation
  • s  being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
    subject peoples
  • s  likely to be affected by something
    the bond is subject to taxation
    he is subject to fits of depression

  • For example, a mind that runs as software on a computer is not subject to biological aging.
  • January 20, 2006 - Clinton Records Subject to FOIA Presidential records are not subject to FOIA for the first 5 years after a president leaves office.
  • Should the subject answer no, the cold reader will often say, "Well, we'll get back to that," and quickly change tack.
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  • Barack Obama in USA Today
    These laws also have the potential of violating the rights of innocent American citizens and legal residents,Obama said, "making them subject to possible stops or questioning because of what they look like or how they sound."
  • Joe Barton in NEWS.com.au (blog)
    In his opening statement, Mr Barton said it was a "tragedy of first proportion that a private corporation can be subject to what I would characterize as a shakedown - in this case a $US20 billion shakedown".

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