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Is 'subject' like 'topic'?


The interleaving representation of concurrency is subject to the idea that there is a scheduler which interlocks the steps of concurrently executing processes according to an a priori unknown strategy

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Tara2Is 'subject' like 'topic'?

No.

The phrasal verb "subject to" has nothing to do with "topic."

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subject%20to

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Tara2Is 'subject' like 'topic'?

No. This guy sounds like he swallowed a dictionary, but he should have read it instead. One thing is subject (adjective) to another if the first depends upon the action of the second. I might have written "The interleaving representation of concurrency presupposes a scheduler …."

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Is that this meaning, please?

: affected by or possibly affected by (something)

It is more like "is dependent on"

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Many thanks dear AS and synonym!!!

Sorry AS, is 'subject to' phrasal verb? Why anonymous says it's adjective, please?

Tara2Sorry AS, is 'subject to' phrasal verb?

Here it is classified as a verb

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subject%20to

And here, it is a preposition

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/subject-to

And here, entry 7 classifies it as an adjective.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/subject


That's the problem with idioms - they are exceptions to the normal.

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So just call it an idiomatic expression. This idiom dictionary probably has the best definitions.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/subject+to

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