Definitions for Topicˈtɒp ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a subject of conversation or discussion.
the subject or theme of a discourse or of one of its parts.
Ref: Also called theme. 6; Compare comment (def. 5). 6
* Syn: See subject.
Origin of topic:
1560–70; < L topica (pl.) < Gk (tà) topiká name of work by Aristotle (lit., (things) pertaining to commonplaces), der. of tópos commonplace; see topo -
subject, topic, theme(noun)
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
"he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
topic, subject, issue, matter(noun)
some situation or event that is thought about
"he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an interesting topic; the topic of conversation
Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.
Origin: From topica, from τοπικός, from .
one of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory
a treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle
an argument or reason
the subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head
an external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc
Topic is a chocolate bar made by Mars, Incorporated in France and sold throughout Europe. It contains hazelnuts, nougat and caramel. The bar was first introduced in 1962. In the UK it was advertised with the line "A Hazelnut in Every Bite" The chocolate bar was promoted in a series of radio advertisements broadcast in 2002 with the strapline "A joy to eat, but a bitch to make". These adverts featured actors Simon Pegg and Mark Heap who both appeared in the cult British TV comedy Spaced. The Topic was removed from boxes of Celebrations in 2006, along with Twix.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Topic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3924
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Topic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3603
Rank popularity for the word 'Topic' in Nouns Frequency: #1045
Translations for Topic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something spoken or written about; a subject
They discussed the weather and other topics.
- tópicoPortuguese (BR)
- das ThemaGerman
- asunto, temaSpanish
- kõneaine, teemaEstonian
- tema, predmet (razgovora)Croatian
- 제목, 화제Korean
- موضوع، عنوان، دخبرې سرهPashto
- konu, mevzuTurkish
- 題目，主題Chinese (Trad.)
- тема, предмет обговоренняUkrainian
- chủ đềVietnamese
- 题目，主题Chinese (Simp.)
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