Subject-matter Sub"ject-mat`ter, n. The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study. [1913 Webster]

As to the subject-matter, words are always to be understood as having a regard thereto. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

As science makes progress in any subject-matter, poetry recedes from it. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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