Definition of subject matter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


subject matter

BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒɪkt mætə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒɪkt mætər//
; BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdʒekt mætə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒekt mætər//
[uncountable] Describing art
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the ideas or information contained in a book, speech, painting, etc. The artist was revolutionary in both subject matter and technique. She's searching for subject matter for her new book. See related entries: Describing art
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subject matter