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SUBJECT MATTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subject matter mean? 

SUBJECT MATTER (noun)
  The noun SUBJECT MATTER has 1 sense:

1. what a communication that is about something is about

  Familiarity information: SUBJECT MATTER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBJECT MATTER (noun)


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Meaning:

What a communication that is about something is about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

subject matter; content; message; substance

Hypernyms ("subject matter" is a kind of...):

communication (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "subject matter"):

body (the central message of a communication)

respects ((often used with 'pay') a formal expression of esteem)

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)

insertion; interpolation (a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted)

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

statement (a nonverbal message)

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

opinion; view (a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof)

direction; instruction (a message describing how something is to be done)

proposal (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))

offer; offering (something offered (as a proposal or bid))

entry; submission (something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition))

narration; narrative; story; tale (a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program)

packaging; promotion; promotional material; publicity (a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution)

sensationalism (subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes)

disapproval (the expression of disapproval)

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

commitment; dedication (a message that makes a pledge)

corker ((dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person)

reminder (a message that helps you remember something)

petition; postulation; request (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

memorial (a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority)

latent content ((psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream)

subject; theme; topic (the subject matter of a conversation or discussion)

aside; digression; divagation; excursus; parenthesis (a message that departs from the main subject)

import; meaning; significance; signification (the message that is intended or expressed or signified)

bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

drivel; garbage (a worthless message)

acknowledgement; acknowledgment (a statement acknowledging something or someone)

refusal (a message refusing to accept something that is offered)

info; information (a message received and understood)

counsel; counseling; counselling; direction; guidance (something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action)

shocker (a sensational message (in a film or play or novel))


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