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subject matter

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the information or ideas that are discussed or dealt with in a book, movie, etc.; what something is about
  • I found the film's subject matter to be quite disturbing.
  • The magazine's editors care more about style than about subject matter.
  • She disapproves of the artist's choice of subject matter.

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The first known use of subject matter was in 1657

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“Subject matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/subject%20matter. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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