subject matter


noun

the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style.
the matter that is subject to some action.
the matter out of which a thing is formed.

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Origin of subject matter

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for subject matter

subject matter

noun

the substance or main theme of a book, discussion, debate, etc
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