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subject matter

subject matter

noun

: the information or ideas that are discussed or dealt with in a book, movie, etc. : what something is about

Full Definition of SUBJECT MATTER

:  matter presented for consideration in discussion, thought, or study

Examples of SUBJECT MATTER

  1. I found the film's subject matter to be quite disturbing.
  2. She disapproves of the artist's choice of subject matter.

First Known Use of SUBJECT MATTER

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