Subject may refer to:
*An area of interest, also called a "topic" meaning ,"thing you are talking or discussing about ."It can also be termed as the area of discussion . "See Lists of topics and Lists of basic topics."
**An area of knowledge;
**The focus of a course of study or of a class at school;
**The focus of a field of study;
*subject (grammar), one of two main constituents of a sentence.
**subject case, grammatical case for a noun (nominative case);
*subject (philosophy), being which has experiences or a relationship with another entity or "object".
*The "subiectum" or "hypokeimenon" in philosophical idealism.
*research subject, organism (human or otherwise) that is observed for purposes of research;
**human subject research (HSR), use of human beings as research subjects;
**subject-expectancy effect, in science experiments, bias by subjects toward the expected results;
*What a discourse or a document is about (See Subject (discourse)).

*A person or entity ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority:
**subject, in autocracy, a serf in feudal society;
**British subject, term concerning British nationality;
**generally, citizen of a nation where there is no separate legal definition of "subject";
**subject of the state, person who did not qualify for full citizenship in Nazi Germany;

*federal subject, the basic subdivision of the Russian Federation. Each federal subject is a constituent region of the federation.
*subject of international law, nations and organizations that participate in the "law of nations".

Subject may also be:
*An element in the method of modeling information called Resource Description Framework
*Subject heading, standardized set of subject headings for use in bibliographic records
*subject of labor, concept in Marxist political economy that refers to "everything to which man's labor is directed."
*subject term, essence of the topic of a document (also index term or descriptor) in Information Retrieval
*subjects (programming), core elements in the subject-oriented programming paradigm

*In music, the first melodic fragment of a fugue

in culture:
*Subject (album), 2003 debut album by R&B singer Dwele
*The Subject Bible, edition of the King James Bible including a topical Bible
*Subject-object based metaphysics, author Robert M. Pirsig's term for the dominant view of metaphysics in Western philosophy.
*subject-object problem, philosophical issue of how subjects relate to objects.
*Subject-Subject Consciousness, concept proposed by Harry Hay
*The Upajjhatthana Sutta ("Subjects for Contemplation"), Buddhist discourse

Each an every topic you may talk about is taken as the subject .

ee also

*Subject (discourse)
*Subject matter

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