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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
top′ik, n. a subject of discourse or argument: a matter.—adj. Top′ical, pertaining to a place: local: relating to a topic or subject: relating to things of local interest.—adv. Top′ically, with reference to a particular place or topic. [Fr.,—Low L.,—Gr. ta topika, the general principles of argument—topos, a place.]
Topic smartly identifies your interests and matches you with like-minded people
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British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of Topic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Topic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If somebody praises you; change the topic!
(The) recent massive blocks of VIX puts have been a hot topic among traders.
If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
That's not just an issue in North America but will also be a topic in other regions.
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
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Translations for Topic
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- مواضيع, موضوعArabic
- téma, předmětCzech
- موضوع, تمPersian
- sujet, thèmeFrench
- categoria, argomento, tema, soggettoItalian
- 話題, 主題, テーマ, トピックJapanese
- 화제, 話題, 주제, 主題Korean
- marau, kaupapaMāori
- тема, предмет, топикRussian
- samtalsämne, ämneSwedish
- chủ đề, 主題Vietnamese
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