['sʌbdʒekt;'sʌbdʒɪkt] or [ˈsʌbdʒekt]
(noun.) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; 'a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject'.
(noun.) (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated.
(noun.) (logic) the first term of a proposition.
(noun.) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; 'he didn't want to discuss that subject'; 'it was a very sensitive topic'; 'his letters were always on the theme of love'.
(noun.) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; 'the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly'; 'the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities'.
(verb.) make accountable for; 'He did not want to subject himself to the judgments of his superiors'.
(verb.) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; 'He subjected me to his awful poetry'; 'The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills'; 'People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation'.
(adj.) likely to be affected by something; 'the bond is subject to taxation'; 'he is subject to fits of depression' .
(adj.) being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; 'subject peoples'; 'a dependent prince' .
(a.) Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
(a.) Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
(a.) Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
(a.) Obedient; submissive.
(a.) That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
(a.) Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.
(a.) That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
(a.) That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
(a.) The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
(a.) That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.
(a.) That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
(a.) Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.
(n.) The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
(n.) The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
(v. t.) To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
(v. t.) To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
(v. t.) To submit; to make accountable.
(v. t.) To make subservient.
(v. t.) To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
v. a. . Subdue, control, bring under rule, make submissive, make subordinate.. Enslave, inthrall.. Expose, make liable.. Submit, refer.
a. . Subservient, subjected, in bondage, under the lash, under one's thumb, under one's command, at one's command, at one's beck or call, at one's mercy.. Submissive, obedient.. Exposed, liable.
n. . Dependent, subordinate.. Topic, theme, thesis, point, matter, subject-matter, matter in hand.. Hero, person treated of.. Nominative, nominative case.. Corpse, dead body, carcass.
SYN:Question, matter, material, theme, topic
SYN:Subordinate, subservient, exposed, liable, prone, disposed, obnoxious,amenable
ANT:Superior, independent, exempt, indisposed, unliable, unamenable
adj. under the power of another: liable prone disposed: exposed: subordinate tributary: subservient.—n. one under the power of another: one under allegiance to a sovereign: that on which any operation is performed: that which is treated or handled: (anat.) a dead body for dissection: a person supposed to be peculiarly sensitive to hypnotic influence: that which it is the object of the artist to express the scheme or idea of a work of art: a picture representing action and incident: that of which anything is said or of which a discourse treats bringing many things under a common head: the mind regarded as the thinking power in contrast with the object that about which it thinks: topic: matter materials: the general plan of any work of art.—v.t. Subject′ to throw or bring under: to bring under the power of: to make subordinate or subservient: to subdue: to enslave: to expose or make liable to: to cause to undergo.—n. Subjec′tion the act of subjecting or subduing: the state of being subject to another.—adj. Subject′ive relating to the subject: derived from one's own consciousness: denoting those states of thought or feeling of which the mind is the conscious subject—opp. to Objective.—adv. Subject′ively.—n. Subject′iveness.—v.t. Subject′ivise.—ns. Subject′ivism a philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to and founds it upon subjective states; Subject′ivist one who holds to subjectivism.—adj. Subjectivist′ic.—adv. Subjectivist′ically.—ns. Subjectiv′ity state of being subjective: that which is treated subjectively; Sub′ject-matter a tautological compound for subject theme topic; Sub′ject-ob′ject the immediate object of cognition or the thought itself; Sub′jectship the state of being subject.
- And do they know that, by that statute, money is not to be raised on the subject but by consent of Parliament? 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Except bills of exchange, and some other mercantile bills, all other deeds, bonds, and contracts, are subject to a stamp duty. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I say this here for two reasons--because I hope to avoid the critical attack of the genuine Marxian specialist, and because the observation is, I believe, relevant to our subject. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- The subject of gymnastic leads Plato to the sister subject of medicine, which he further illustrates by the parallel of law. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- To talk about training a power, mental or physical, in general, apart from the subject matter involved in its exercise, is nonsense. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Enough of a subject I had determined not to touch upon. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- I made the popularity of the subject a reason for going back to improve the acquaintance, and I have never since been the man I was. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- However opinions may differ on a variety of subjects, I should think it would be universally agreed, Sir Leicester, that I am not much to boast of. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Every king and princelet in Europe was building his own Versailles as much beyond his means as his subjects and credits would permit. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- They said little more; but were company to one another in silently pursuing the same subjects, and did not part until midnight. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Is this Justinian a king, that you talk about his subjects? 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The case is the same in other subjects. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- I am not sufficiently acquainted with such subjects to know whether it is at all remarkable that I almost always dreamed of that period of my life. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Signs of intelligence seemed to pass between them, and Pitt spoke with her on subjects on which he never thought of discoursing with Lady Jane. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- These services, therefore, being almost entirely arbitrary, subjected the tenant to many vexations. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Yet she stood subjected through the wedding service. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- As a great modern philosopher has said, Aristotle press ed his way through the mass of things knowable, and subjected its diversity to the power of his thought. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- The shoes remain in these vulcanizers from six to seven hours, subjected to extreme heat. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- He brought a commission to supersede Mr. Hamilton, who, tired with the disputes his proprietary instructions subjected him to, had resigned. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- The object now is subjected to the blast, and as the sand will not penetrate a softened material sufficient to abrade a surface beneath, the exposed portions alone will be cut away. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- As one operation of carding is not sufficient for most purposes the cotton is subjected to one or more successive cardings. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Only by starting with crude material and subjecting it to purposeful handling will he gain the intelligence embodied in finished material. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Could one never do the simplest, the most harmless thing, without subjecting one's self to some odious conjecture? 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- His notebook show s that he was now subjecting to examination the religious and political opinions of his time. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Reel machines are then employed to transfer the hides from one vat to another, thus subjecting them to liquors of increasing strength. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- With the storage battery, it may be regenerated at will by simply subjecting it to an electric current from a dynamo. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Their domineering impulses find satisfaction in conquering things, in subjecting brute forces to human purposes. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.