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subject

sub·ject

subject

 
 
pronunciation:
suhb jekt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the thing that is written or spoken about.
The subject of the book was politics in America.Every time I try to talk to Nina about her boyfriend, she changes the subject.
synonyms:
topic
definition 2: a noun or noun phrase that is one of the main parts of a sentence. The subject performs the action of the verb or is in the state that the verb phrase describes. "The dog" is the subject in the sentence "The dog bit the boy."
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derivations: subjectable (adj.), subjectability (n.), subjection (n.)
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sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate . It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-