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Subject (Latin: subiectus "lying beneath") may refer to:


  • Hypokeimenon, or subiectum, in metaphysics, the "internal", non-objective being of a thing
    • Subject (philosophy), a being that has subjective experiences, subjective consciousness, or a relationship with another entity



  • The melodic material presented first in a fugue
  • Either of the two main groups of themes (first subject, second subject), in sonata form
  • Subject (album), a 2003 album by Dwele

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Library science and information science[edit]

  • Subject (documents) (subject classification; subject indexing; subject searching)
  • Subject term or index term, a descriptor of a document used in bibliographic records

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