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Plural for a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with
“Let's endeavor to stick to the subject at hand to avoid derailing this discussion.”
Plural for a person who is the focus of scientific or medical attention or experiment
“Our subject will be force-fed a diet based purely on bananas, after which we will conduct a thorough analysis and report our findings.”
Plural for a branch of knowledge studied or taught
“Unfortunately, most teachers can only effectively teach those who can grasp the subject being taught.”
Plural for a member of a state other than its ruler, especially one owing allegiance to a monarch or other supreme ruler
“He is a loyal subject of the Empire, whom he believes will eventually provide him with a pension.”
Plural for a person under the rule of a monarch or government
“The princess always asserted herself as a devoted subject of the king of France.”
To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience
“El Guapo and Jose would subject the hapless villagers to their plundering and pruning of hedges.”
A group of individuals considered to be subjects of a person in charge
Topics in dispute, or up for debate
A list of the chapters or sections given at the front of a book or periodical
Subjects referred to in speech or writing
The community or people in general
Elements of larger object
The set of courses, coursework, and their content, offered at a school or university
Issues or problems requiring resolution
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