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Princeton's WordNet

  1. talking point(noun)

    an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion


  1. talking point(Noun)

    A specific topic raised in a conversation or argument which is intended as a basis for further discussion, especially one which represents a point of view.


  1. Talking point

    A talking point in debate or discourse is a succinct statement designed to support persuasively one side taken on an issue. Such statements can either be free standing or created as retorts to the opposition's talking points and are frequently used in public relations, particularly in areas heavy in debate such as politics and marketing. A political think tank will strategize the most effective informational attack on a target topic and launch talking points from media personalities to saturate discourse in order to frame a debate in their favor, standardizing the responses of sympathizers to their unique cause. When used politically in this way, the typical purpose of a talking point is to propagandize, specifically using the technique of argumentum ad nauseam, i.e. continuous repetition within media outlets until accepted as fact. The framing of political discourse in terms of simple talking points has been criticized by media personalities such as comedian Jon Stewart for being a superficial examination of issues.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of talking point in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of talking point in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cory Fritz:

    With no details or information on the cost, this seems more like a talking point than a plan.

  2. Alan Solow:

    It will only be a hindrance to her politics in the sense that it will create a talking point.

  3. President Obama:

    Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. … There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam, it’s a political talking point.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    There are a bunch of Democrats who have taken as their talking point that the Koch brothers are the nexus of all evil in the world, i admire Charles and David Koch.

  5. Steve Rabinowitz:

    Yes, it will be another talking point for right-wing critics of Hillary's. But it will be no more than all their other hypocritical talking points on which they don't hold Republicans to the same standard.

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