(allgemein) Gegenstand, Grundgedanke, z.B. einer schriftl. Arbeit.
ETYM From Latin subjectus, through an old form of French sujet. Related to Subject.
1. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion; SYN. topic, theme.
2. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; SYN. content, depicted object.
3. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; SYN. case, guinea pig.
ETYM Old Eng. teme, Old Fren. teme, French thčme, Latin thema, Greek, from stellein to set, place. Related to Do, Thesis.
1. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work; SYN. motif.
2. Melodic subject of a musical composition; SYN. melodic theme, musical theme, idea.
In music, a basic melody or musical figure, which often occurs with variations.
ETYM French topiques, pl., Latin topica the title of a work of Aristotle, Greek topika, from topikos of or for place, concerning topoi, or commonplaces, from topos a place.
Some situation or event that is thought about; SYN. subject, issue, matter.