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short subject

noun, Movies.
a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature-length film.
Also called short.
Origin of short subject
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for short subject
  • Each program is considerably enlivened by the short subject that accompanies the feature.
  • Secondly, a short subject on voluntary corrective action.
  • Each chapter has a bibliography of references, and the book concludes with a short subject index.
British Dictionary definitions for short subject

short subject

(mainly US) a short film, esp one presented between screenings of a feature film
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