subject matter

noun
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of subject matter

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

Examples of subject matter in a Sentence

  1. I found the film's subject matter to be quite disturbing.

  2. She disapproves of the artist's choice of subject matter.

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subject matter

Definition of subject matter for English Language Learners

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


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